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.