"THE BRAVE ONE"
by Carl Macki
14 September 2007 -- wide release
Jody Foster plays a New York City radio host named Erica Bain who is about
to marry her her fiancÚ, David (Naveen Andrews), as both are attacked by
three gangsta thugs while she and David were walking her dog in a park at
His fiance is killed but Erica survives, and turns into a vigilante
killer. She buys a 9mm automatic and looks for the killers of her
boyfriend. Along the way, she happens to kill four men who happen to be
doing the wrong thing, either to her,; or someone she comes across.
Terrence Howard is Mercer, the NYPD detective assigned to her case, and
eventually becomes suspicious of .There is a surprise ending when she
finally gets the creeps who killed her ,and stole her dog.
This is an above average thriller, well made, by the lovable director of
"The Crying Game." Jodie Foster still looks hot. Terrence Howard is
bumbling but engaging. There is a lot of violence but it is not bloody.
The movie is thoughful and composed in layers, so one has the time to
savor the plot lines with little visceral reaction.