How many wrongs to make it right?
Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Nicky Katt, Naveen Andrews, Mary Steenburgen, Ena Oloja
|Screenplay||Roderick Taylor, Bruce A. Taylor, Cynthia Mort|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||Redemption Pictures, Silver Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures|
|Comments||Complex themes concerning revenge and vigilante justice.|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Emma Nicholson Rivetting tale of a hunt for justice.
Kenneth Turan The Brave One misses the mark.
Nils van der Linden Missed the target
|Mail & Guardian|
Shaun de Waal
Natalie Bosman In its exploration of the lines that people cross when provoked, The Brave One certainly is food for thought, with a different take on the concept of what a victim should be.
Barry Ronge High-calibre heroine.
Ivan Sadler Exciting, moving, and clever enough to stand out from the pack, it ventures where few other films of this kind have the guts to go.
Stella Papamichael Ironically, the makers of The Brave One appear to lack gumption.
Kevin Courrier Jodie Foster’s Brave One lacks courage
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Jason Anderson Neil Jordan's ponderous, self-important movie is gradually drained of any of the momentum or force you might expect from a revenge tale.
James Berardinelli The Brave One is a smart and thought-provoking motion picture that re-examines a genre without violating its conventions. Not since The Crying Game has Jordan crafted as compelling a motion picture.
Peter Travers Foster is electrifying as ego and id clash and the movie fires up with genuine provocation.
I only wish the writing effort matched that of the stars' performances that end up pretty much being wasted amongst the banality and familiarity of it all.
Tomatometer Magnetic performances can't compensate for problematic morals.
What the People say
2446 Netizens Jodie Foster serves up a dish best served cold in revenge thriller
Average .. 57%