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Neil Jordan's The Brave One stars Jodie Foster as a happy woman whose life changes irrevocably after a brutal assault leaves her partner (Naveen Andrews) dead. The woman, feeling that the police investigation will be unable to catch the perpetrators, begins to live in constant fear. This outlook results in the woman eventually dispatching vigilante justice. Terrence Howard co-stars as the officer in charge of the investigation.~Perry Seibert
I Walk the City: Director Neil Jordan crafts a movie that pays homage to the vigilante film genre - and turns it on its head
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A Movie For Our Time
Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
I had to have this movie to add to my collection. It is great on all counts. The plot, the actors, the acting and the movie ending.
No one should be put down in anyway of form in this harsh world that we have to deal with it everyday, and this movie made me feel extremely satisfied to thoes 1% of bad people in our world. She made decision that couldn't go back to her regular life like the others, and when she revenges, it felt sensational emotion all over my body.
Jodie Foster is Erica Bain, a NY DJ, who does out for a walk one night with her fiancee and the two are bruttaly assaulted by a group of thugs. The attack leaves Erica in a coma and her fiancee dead. Trying to put the pieces back together, Erica is terrified to leave her apartment or do anything, until she buys a gun on the streets . . .and then she takes out her victimizaton by killing the scumbags she enounters. What could have been a series of contrived encounters that lead to Erica using her gun, instead demonstrate Erica's almost subconscious patrol where she wanders into parts of town that all but guarantee she will be able to use her gun. Neil Jordan's steady direction and Jodie Foster's electrifying performance make The Brave One a much more contemplative Death Wish story. I loved this movie from the theatres and it was a must-have for me. It's a great story of how trauma affects this woman and meditates brilliantly on issues of morality and revenge.
If you have this movie on DVD and love it like I do, I recommend the upgrade to BD. The 1080p, Hi-Def picture only electrifies the already gorgeous and haunting cinematography and the lossless TruHD Dolby Digital only demonstrates how effective sound in a film like this can be. I only wish there were more special features besides a short making-of doc. It would have been nice to have director/actor commentary or BD-Live features.