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The Brave One

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Thriller

Release Date :

September 14, 2007

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Neil Jordan

Starring :

Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Naveen Andrews, Nicky Katt, Mary Steenburgen, Jane Adams, Zoe Kravitz, Larry Fessenden, Dana Eskelson, Brian Delate

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

2.5 of 4

“..minutes pass quickly enough in watching The Brave One, but it is a waste of time..”
by Pam Grady [Reel.com]
2.5 of 4

“..isn't nearly as interesting as whatever it is Foster is trying to work out for its two hours..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
2.5 of 4

“..a well-made but predictable take on the revenge fantasy thriller..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
3.5 of 4

“..a smart and thought-provoking motion picture that re-examines a genre without violating its conventions..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
3 of 5

“..a revenge thriller that's a cut above the usual fare..”
by David Mercier [Film Judge]
3 of 4

“..a psychological thriller that delves deep into the mind of a tormented and scarred soul..”
by Garrett Conti [Pittsburgh Tribune Review]
Review rate : B-
Reviewed by Andy Spletzer [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
Review rate : C
Reviewed by Michael Sragow [Baltimore Sun]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Jason Morgan [Filmcritic.com]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Duane Dudek [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jack Mathews [NY Daily News]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
1 of 4
Reviewed by Liam Lacey [Globe and Mail]
Reviewed by Kenneth Turan [LA Times]
Reviewed by A.O. Scott [NY Times]

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