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The Brave One (2007)

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ZOE KRAVITZ, JODIE FOSTER, AND VICTOR COLICCHIO
Image credit: Abbot Genser
ZOE KRAVITZ, JODIE FOSTER, AND VICTOR COLICCHIO

Details Release Date: Sep 14, 2007; Rated: R; Length: 108 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; With: Jodie Foster and Terrence Howard; Distributor: Warner Bros.

Jodie Foster won her first Academy Award for playing a victim whose misfortune awakens a remarkable sense of empowerment in The Accused. In a sense, her second Oscar-winning role, in The Silence of the Lambs, could be described the same way. Now, with her latest project, Neil Jordan's The Brave One, Foster is taking vengeance to the extreme. As a radio host who goes on a gun-driven rampage after being near-fatally beaten in New York's Central Park, Foster is at her fiercest, handling the film's physical sequences and quieter scenes with equal skill. ''This was just an amazing character to develop...to start from the beginning and say, ' What makes her tick?''' says the actress. The thriller is not typical Oscar bait, but if there's any actress who can elevate a genre film to something special, it's Foster.

Originally posted Aug 14, 2007 Published in issue #949-950 Aug 24, 2007 Order article reprints
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