The Brave One (2007)

The writers (five of them) bite off more than they could chew trying to make a genuine drama about loss/fear/recovery, an action movie with a vigilante woman, and a film that tries to incite its viewers into asking questions about justice. I would say they succeed on all points to some degree, but ultimately lose much of the punch. Personally, a solid drama should have been the focus as it drew me in the most and then dropped me about 2/3 of the way in.

I really wasn't too keen on seeing this movie as I figured it would be another Jodie Foster super hero movie with a kitsch premise (Panic Room, Flightplan, ..). Thankfully it wasn't as bad as I expected, and I do like Terrence Howard.


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