The Brave One

September 14th, 2007


The Brave One

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A woman struggles to recover from a brutal attack by setting out on a mission for revenge.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 6.8/10 (34,516 voted)

Critic's Score: 56/100

Director: Neil Jordan

Stars: Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Naveen Andrews

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...

Writers: Roderick Taylor, Bruce A. Taylor

Jodie Foster - Erica Bain
Terrence Howard - Detective Mercer
Nicky Katt - Detective Vitale
Naveen Andrews - David Kirmani
Mary Steenburgen - Carol
Ene Oloja - Josai
Luis Da Silva Jr. - Lee
Blaze Foster - Cash
Rafael Sardina - Reed
Jane Adams - Nicole
Gordon MacDonald - Murrow
Zoë Kravitz - Chloe
John Magaro - Ethan
Victor Colicchio - Cutler
Jermel Howard - Thug on Subway

Taglines: How many wrongs to make it right?


Official Website: Warner Bros [France] | Warner Bros. Pictures [Germany] |

Release Date: 14 September 2007

Filming Locations: Broadway Stages, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $13,471,488 (USA) (16 September 2007) (2755 Screens)

Gross: $69,766,619 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Canada: (Toronto International Film Festival)

Did You Know?

Release prints were delivered to theaters with the fake title 'Sweet Revenge'.

Continuity: When Erica goes into the bathroom of the bar to refresh herself, she wets her hair and head, leaving her hair dripping wet. When they cut to the next part of the scene, where she applies her lipstick, her hair is perfectly dry - no shine, no evidence of wetness - one could argue it is even styled.

[first lines]
Erica: [voiceover, doing her radio show] I'm Erica Bain. And as *you* know, I walk the city. I bitch and moan about it. I walk and watch and listen, a witness to all the beauty and ugliness that is disappearing from our beloved city. Last week took me to the gray depths of the East River where Dmitri Panchenko swims his morning laps...

User Review

Jodie Foster Alone

Rating: 8/10

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!


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