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This week's reviewed movie is:
The Brave One




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Jodie Foster pulls this down-and-dirty revenge/get even film off pretty darn slick.

And let me tell you, I was always a fan of Charles Bronson, but Jodie gets the job done much the same old exciting way.

Don't expect a bloodbath like Bronson, instead a psychological thriller that delves deep into the mind of a tormented and scared soul.

The Brave One is a smart yet edgy piece of work that will have viewers questioning their own boundaries.

The intense ending was a new surprise twist that I did not see coming.

More like Batman than Death Wish, Jodie Foster walks the mean streets of Gotham attracting criminals like a magnet.

Is it her dour expression, or does she just have the demeanor of a victim? Either way, she has an axe to grind and a 9mm to do it with.

The movie is an angst-ridden look at the victims of urban violence, with one of the most illogical twist endings of all time -- but I still liked it.

Super-star Jodie Foster plays a vigilante on the loose after being attacked and brutally beaten by thugs at the start of the film.

Her first act (after a long hospital recovery) was to buy a gun -- both for protection and revenge.

Foster's acting performance is outstanding; it requires her to walk a thin line between sanity and insanity, and, in my view, she made this thriller movie her own.

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