The Brave One (2007) torrent download

The Brave One

2007

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

6.7

Synopsis

David Kirmani,a medical professional, lives in an apartment with his sweetheart, Erica Bain, a radio host, and his dog. They usually take the dog out for a stroll in nearby Central Park and let him run and fetch. One day while at the park they let the dog run without a leash, and when he does not return or respond to their calls, they frantically search for him. They eventually find him being held by three men who want a reward. When David refuses, they start to molest Erica and David intervenes. Two of the men assault the couple, while the third uses a camcorder to film this incident. Erica is knocked unconscious, and regains her senses several days later in a hospital. She is told the shocking news that David was killed and the dog is missing. A traumatized Erica returns home to try and regain her life. She also visits the police station but does not get much help. Fearful of a repeat of this type of incident, she gets an unlicensed gun and carries it with her all the time. One day ...

Director

Neil Jordan

Cast

Jodie Foster
as Erica Bain
Terrence Howard
as Detective Mercer
Nicky Katt
as Detective Vitale
Naveen Andrews
as David Kirmani
Ene Oloja
as Josai

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by don_agu 8 /10

Jodie Foster Alone

A genre movie directed by an artist, Neil Jordan in this particular case. That is a formula that sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. This time does, big time and I suspect it has to do with the artist behind the camera leaving the artist in front of the camera to her own devices and we all know that Jodie Foster's devices can be miraculous sometimes. The anguishing feel of solitude permeates Jodie's performance that's why I imagine Neil Jordan leaving her alone. Her decisions, I mean the character's and the actress's, seem to have been taken without consulting anyone. They are as pure as they are insane. I predict Miss Foster will be up for her third Oscar unless a miracle happens in the next three months. Well done!

Reviewed by disdressed12 9 /10

Terrific performances from Jodi Foster and Terrence Howard

this movie was much better than i had hoped or expected it to be.it basically turns the vigilante genre on its head,and has a female character as the vigilante.like any vigilante movie,it certainly poses tough questions.it contains some terrific performances in it's two lead characters,Jodi Foster as the vigilante,and Terrance Howard as the cop on her trail.both are outstanding and very credible in their respective roles.Foster really makes you sympathetic to her character and rooting for her,even though you probably shouldn't.Howard's character is also sympathetic,because he has mixed feelings,but has to follow the law.he comes off very convincingly as someone who is conflicted.the movie is well paced and appropriately dark.even before the end of the movie,i thought it was well done,but the ending caught me totally off guard.it elevated the movie a notch.for me,The Brave One is a 9/10

Reviewed by undercutter6402 5 /10

good idea, bad execution

This movie just seemed really forced. Forced plot devices, forced dialogue, it just did not seem natural at all. Everybody talks like they are 'in' on the script. Jodie Foster does an excellent job, as always, but there is just too much self-conscious narrative to save this.

Furthermore I really don't understand why the protagonist was labeled as a vigilante. She was nothing of a kind. Everything she did was in pure self defence. First she kills a guy who is hunting her down with a gun in a grocery store, then she kills 2 guys in the subway who put a gun and a knife to her throat and try to rape her, and so on. What's vigilante about that? The only thing she did wrong was to get an unlicensed weapon, other than that she was completely justified in doing all the killings - if somebody points a gun in your direction with an intent to kill, you have to protect yourself. Even in New York.

May be the movie would be better if it had a better social commentary on how women are in constant danger of violence in our society, regular and sexual, and how they are criminalized if they try to use force to protect themselves, but the movie never got that deep

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