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Not your typical vigilante flick

  • Sep 26, 2010
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 "revenge"

The whole theme of this movie was about revenge, and one womans struggle crossing the line from Law Abiding Citizen to Armed and Dangerous Vigilante.
To be honest like most movies i see these days i frowned upon this movie. I thought it was going to be no good, when i actually watched it though i was pleasantly suprised.

While the very beginning is a little slow at the start it takes its time to establish alittle background for the main characters. After that the movie kicks into high gear. Jodie fosters performance was great same with Terrance Howard. AlthoughI will admit Ive seen both these actors do better jobs,their performances notheless still give off some emotional qualities.

It aint and action movie (well maybe the last scene) the pacing is moderate but its no Death Race or Shoot em Up. If your looking for action this aint your movie. If you wanta good thrilling and an ok story then this movie is for you.

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October 10, 2010
sweet write up. I only saw this once in theaters but I do feel the need to see it again. I am a sucker for movies like this...
 
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Director Neil Jordan (THE CRYING GAME) injects the standard revenge saga with new life by asking difficult questions about the meaning of courage in his thriller THE BRAVE ONE. Jodi Foster (THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, INSIDE MAN) showcases her knack for playing characters with a mix of strength and vulnerability, while Terrence Howard's tender charisma comes through IN Mercer, the cop who knows more than he's letting on. Foster plays New Yorker Erica Bain, a radio talk show host happily engaged to a doctor (Naveen Andrews, LOST). The walls of Erica's safe existence come tumbling down one night during a walk through Central Park with her boyfriend, during which they are mugged, he is killed, and she is severely beaten. When she wakes from a coma three weeks later, Erica's eyes assume a haunted look and she fears the city she once loved. So she buys a gun, and when she witnesses a domestic fight and murder in an all-night convenience store, she uses it to save herself. This first murder opens the door to oth...
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