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The Brave One


None September 20th, 2007

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Reviewer's grade: D

 

In "The Brave One," director Neil Jordan nominates Erica Bain (Jodie Foster) to the Women's Revenge Film Hall of Fame, where The Bride (Uma Thurman in Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill"), Alex Forrest (Glenn Close in Adrian Lyne's "Fatal Attraction"), Bridget Gregory/Wendy Kroy (Linda Fiorentino in John Dahl's "The Last Seduction") and Thelma and Louise (Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon in Ridley Scott's "Thelma & Louise") are only five of many already in the Vagina Dentata Wing from films great and not-so-great.

 

Offensive in its messages about moral conviction, race, gender and even New York City, the film showcases a compelling performance by Foster in a film far less than worthy of it. Smart, talented people have made a mistake, and listening to them justify and rationalize as they do publicity is unsettling. R

 

"”Kathryn Jenson White 

 

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