Out of the Furnace
Out of the Furnace (2013)

From Scott Cooper, the critically-acclaimed writer and director of Crazy Heart, comes a gripping and gritty drama about family, fate, circumstance, and justice. Russell Baze (Christian Bale) has a rough life: he works a dead-end blue collar… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 11, 2014
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While it may not make the most of its incredible cast, Out of the Furnace is still so packed with talent that it's hard to turn away.

Cath Clarke
Time Out

Aims for Bruce Springsteen with its blue-collar big themes and stadium-rock emotion but ends up as a bandana-wearing cliché.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Good actors really earn their pay when they have to negotiate bad scripts.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

Looking totally unlike his fattened persona in American Hustle, the unrestrained Bale offers explosive unpredictability fuelled by family loyalties.

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Wesley Morris
Grantland

This is a movie that might have been a great drama at four hours with a more ambitious script and a director with a vision or something to say.

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Christy Lemire
ChristyLemire.com

A down-and-dirty revenge picture whose classy cast elevates it above its gritty, grimy trappings.

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Lewis Beale
News & Observer, Raleigh, NC

Beautifully shot in and around the depressed town of Braddock, Pa. Out of the Furnace is generally well acted by a top-notch cast, but a bit weak on the storytelling side.

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David Denby
New Yorker

The movie has an undeniable, dour force, but it's basically conventional macho filmmaking, and it's extremely violent.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

One of the best movies I've seen this year.

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Scott Mendelson
Forbes

Set in a place where the American Dream has been dead for so long that no one even thinks to question its loss, the picture features terrific performances from its game cast.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
Scott Cooper's Out of the Furnace relies a little too heavy on stereotypes and the odd cliche but the character driven performances make it a worthwhile… More
familiar stranger
A bit too slow for me. Besides, the content isn't gripping either. Only the performances are appreciable. 1/10.
Mark Walker
After finally helping Jeff Bridges to a long overdue Oscar in "Crazy Heart", director Scott Cooper follows up that tale of a downward spiralling… More
Dan Schultz
A dark, gritty tale of a man (Casey Affleck) home from another tour in Iraq, and how he disappears after getting involved with an underground fight club… More
Carlos Magalhães
No great cast could save this from becoming an excruciatingly dull and predictable experience - a pointless film with an uneven structure where the first act… More
Christian C
The atmosphere of this film is gritty, bleak and menacing -- much like 2010's Winter's Bone. But it's even slower than Winter's Bone in… More