Out of the Furnace
Starring: Christian Bale (Russell Baze), Casey Affleck (Rodney Baze Jr.), Zoe Saldana (Lena Taylor), Sam Shepard (Gerald "Red" Baze), Woody Harrelson (Harlan DeGroat)
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Length: 1hr 46min
Mathew DeKinder, Suburban Journals of St. Louis (Mon, Dec. 9)
'Out of the Furnace' plays around a lot with themes of revenge and redemption and really wants to get to the heart of some profound truth, but it mostly just winds up spinning its tires.
David Denby, New Yorker (Mon, Dec. 9)
The movie has an undeniable, dour force, but it's basically conventional macho filmmaking, and it's extremely violent.
Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews (Sun, Dec. 8)
"Out of the Furnace" is not an optimistic film, far from it. It is, though, a well-written and well-acted tome that pulls no punches.
Glenn Lovell, CinemaDope (Sat, Dec. 7)
... cried out to be a tough, stripped-down exploitation number on the order of such B classics as 'First Blood' and 'Rolling Thunder.' Unfortunately, Cooper had something more ambitious in mind.
Chris Sawin, Examiner.com (Sat, Dec. 7)
Out of the Furnace feels like a companion piece to Killing Them Softly in the way it's paced and its tone. But unlike Killing Them Softly, this thriller is never able to fully capitalize on its threatening ambiance.
Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate (Sat, Dec. 7)
Dark, tedious and dour, it's a melancholy, depressing dirge centered on the contemporary decay and decline of the American Dream.
Matt Kelemen, AspectRatio.us (Fri, Dec. 6)
He feels for his subject matter, no doubt, but every once in a while it feels like he falls short on imagination and takes a short cut to move his story forward.
Daniel M. Kimmel, New England Movies Weekly (Fri, Dec. 6)
In not providing enough action but not providing enough character to warrant this cast, it engages for a while but may leave you wondering why they bothered.
Kofi Outlaw, ScreenRant (Fri, Dec. 6)
Out of the Furnace is definitely one of those mood movies where style trumps substance - albeit a well-acted one.
Todd Gilchrist, GeekNation (Fri, Dec. 6)
Amidst its bleak worldview and unforgiving plot details is a unique and understated portrait of vengeance and redemption, albeit not quite in that order.
Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat (Fri, Dec. 6)
Excruciatingly dull. There are so many movies just like Out of the Furnace, and a lot of them are so much better.
Rebecca Murray, About.com (Fri, Dec. 6)
Go Surry! Users Reviews
Solid performances from Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Woody Harrelson, and Willem Dafoe do save this gritty drama from being completely unworthy of viewing.
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