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: December 6, 2013
DVD Release Date: March 11, 2014
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Critic Score: 54% 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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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

... we receive an aimless, generic crime drama that cuts itself off at the knees early on and scrambles for relevancy thereafter.

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Wesley Morris

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

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

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

'Out of the Furnace' is an actor's film, full of actor's actors. Being a former actor himself, the reviewer was in actor-heaven.

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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.

Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

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

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J. Olson

The narrative is so straightforward that it requires the kind of flashbang storytelling that Cooper clearly isn't interested in.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
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Christian C
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A bit too slow for me. Besides, the content isn't gripping either. Only the performances are appreciable. 1/10.
Al S
A unique, gripping, thrilling and powerful film. A gritty and strong southern drama with a first-rate cast who all are wonderful and a story that develops… More