To tell you the truth, I’m not a huge Jodie Foster fan. She has that pretty dry look in all of her films, and it just doesn’t really play well for me. Kind of like in “lock down” as one of the people in the film says about her character.
In any case, this film is pretty straight forward. In Central Park, Erica Bain (Foster) and her fiancee are out with their dog when they get jumped by a gang and beaten and left for dead. Her fiancee doesn’t make it but Bain pulls through.
Traumatized and entirely thrown off on it, she becomes a completely different person. After finding out that the police can’t really do anything about it, she turns to the underground and becomes a vigilante.
Now the entire movie is pretty much centered on her vigilance and how she copes with her loss. But I have to say that I was not exactly pleased with the ending. And I’ll leave it at that. If you’re just looking for a little crime thriller and don’t have high hopes, then I’d probably take a stab at The Brave One. Otherwise, I can think of all sorts of other television and movie series that I’d rather be watching.