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The Brave One [WS] [DVD] [2007]

  • SKU: 8700033
  • Release Date: 02/05/2008
  • Rating: R

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (14 out of 15)

    Special Features

    • I Walk the City: Director Neil Jordan crafts a movie that pays homage to the vigilante film genre - and turns it on its head
    • Intimate and moving additional scenes


    The Brave One
    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, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Jodie Foster
      Jodie Foster - Erica Bain
    • Terrence Howard
      Terrence Howard - Detective Sean Mercer
    • Nicky Katt
      Nicky Katt - Detective Vitale
    • Naveen Andrews
      Naveen Andrews - David Kirmani
    • Mary Steenburgen
      Mary Steenburgen - Carol

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Superior Thriller


      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.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie


      Jodie Foster did really well in this movie. Her character was very believable. She ans her fiance were basically beaten in the park one night and the fiance died. So basically she is a vigilante that kills bad people and eventually going after the same people that beat her and he fiance. It also circle around a NY cop that is trying to track the killer down (Jodi) who is played by Terrence Howard. Terrence and Jodi end up becoming friends while Terrence has no idea that she is the killer. It all come to a head in the end. The picture is beautiful in HD. One of Foster;s best movies.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Vengence ahoy!


      This movie has a very real feel to it - focusing on a subject true-to-life: Vengence. A woman and her fiance get attacked in Central Park while walking their dog, he dies, she turns into a bit of a crazy after recovering. At first, you think she's just gonna go after those who attacked her, but it turns out you'd be wrong. Excellent acting from both Jodie Foster and Terrence Howard as the cop on her trail. Check it out.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Mrs. 9mm


      Jodie Foster gives a good performance as a woman living in fear after her, and her boyfriend were attacked by a group of thugs leaving her with bruises,but killed her boyfriend.And Terrence Howard gives a stunning performance as the officer in charge of the case.She turns into a vigilante for the city,buying herself a 9mm hand gun and dispatching her own justice.If you like thrillers than pick this one up.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      When is it enough


      The movie is great, action and twist. It’s about doing what you feel is right. How many of us would love to take care of society into our hands. But how far can you go with this? The only thing I really didn't like about it was the relationship with Jodie Foster and Naveen Andrews, maybe they should had more story line with them together so you can really feel the love between them. Loved the ending!!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie!


      This is a great movie, my wife and I love it! I guess we're the only ones giving it 5 stars. We thought it deserved it. This is Jodie Foster's best role since Silence of the Lambs. This is a great movie for her to resurrect her career. This is a great revenge movie, I highly recommend it! Also, some other good revenge movies are Killshot, Taken, and Payback.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      feel good movie

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      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.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie !!


      This movie was absoulutely amazing. Even though the story isn't original and you'll find yourself occasionally thinking, "wow that was convenient", it won't matter in the end. This movie will make you tense up, feel pain in your heart, laugh at moments and then make you let out a big cheer near the end. I would definitely recommend.

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