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Fritz Lang's first American film is a vigorous and perceptive indictment of mob law, starring Spencer Tracy and Sylvia Sidney. Katherine (Sidney) leaves her boyfriend, Joe Wilson (Tracy), behind in their Midwestern hometown when she takes a job in another city. Joe is a decent, hard-working soul, who wants to save up to buy a gas station and looks forward to the future when he and Katherine can get married. A year later, Joe is traveling to meet Katherine so that they can be married. Driving through a small town, Joe is stopped by a deputy sheriff waving a shotgun. Apparently there has… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film's message is resonant far beyond the moment of its creation, speaking even to our modern-day political reality."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Probing mass psychology and mob violence in a small-town, Lang's first American film, starring Spencer Tracy, expresses his pessimistic view of human nature that defines all of his American ones."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"While marred by a pat ending, Fritz Lang's examination of lynch mobs is still terrifying."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Nitrate Online
"Study of mob violence featuring early Spencer Tracy."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Fury offers a striking portrait of the structure of society; its assorted classes, organizations and technologies, and methods of law and order..."
‑ Doug Cummings, Filmjourney
"As powerful and fresh as when it was made"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Unforgettable attack on lynch mobs - extraordinary drama"
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Lang's first English language film seemed to anticipate the horrors at Abu Ghraib as far back as 1936."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"Fritz Lang's first American film since leaving Nazi Germany is an eye-opener about a lynch mob in a small town."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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