Fury Reviews

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November 27, 2019
It all feels horribly hollow and unnecessary.
August 6, 2019
If you asked him, chances are Ayers would claim that the meat of the film, the last 40 minutes, was "set up" by the methodical pauses preceding it. He'd be wrong, but that's probably what he'd say.
August 5, 2019
The scenes that attempt to humanize the protagonists, while also portraying the darker side of war, are too contrived. But the raw battle scenes are riveting...but you cannot ignore the script's moral high ground.
June 3, 2019
Overall Fury says nothing very new, its ambitions to be more than an action movie seem pretentious and, despite its technical prowess, it has the feeling of a rather old-fashioned war film.
March 6, 2019
Anyone who thinks this movie is rollicking good fun belongs on some kind of watch list.
January 12, 2018
The narcissism is evident in every gesture he makes, in every line he delivers. Like the movie itself, whose contradictions conceal a fairly simple agenda for this stability-hungry era, Brad Pitt tries to present himself here as a model of masculinity.
December 13, 2017
... Ayer returns to dogmatism and does not hesitate to put out some doses of sentimentality... [Full review in Spanish]
August 10, 2017
But right now, today, Fury adds to our culture of violence without adding much light to anything. We already know that war is hell.
February 26, 2016
Fury's violent decapitations and exploding torsos feel exploitative or, worse, uninteresting, because the film never quite earns the dramatic stakes it strives for.
June 10, 2015
Ayer is like Sam Peckinpah without the self-loathing, or the poetry.
March 18, 2015
Unexceptional in repeating what has already been done often and often better, 'Fury' is salvaged by some of the visually most intense narrative combat footage ever.
February 2, 2015
What are you going for here, David Ayer? Authenticity, or a glorification of war? In "Apocalypse Now" we marveled at Marlon Brando's character, but was he a hero? I don't think so.
January 26, 2015
David Ayer's Fury has a great look and a talented ensemble, but unfortunately character development and substance are placed on the backburner in favor of a film that is nothing more than a series of loud and monotonous tank battles.
January 5, 2015
While these orgies of violence are staged with tense, gruesome precision, they don't convey much beyond what we already know. Namely, that war is hell. Message received.
January 5, 2015
It's an "unflinching" account of war -- "unflinching," in quotes, because every moment of the film is composed to grind your face into the muck and be proud of itself for doing so.
January 5, 2015
Fury feels like a swaggering corrective to the old-fashioned pleasures of George Clooney's recent The Monuments Men. I liked Clooney's film, but a lot of people didn't; they're welcome to embrace this instead.
November 5, 2014
Ayer's overlong, 134-minute screenplay never pops with any urgency, passion, or fire.
November 4, 2014
Ayers wants it both ways, arguing war makes monsters out of men but that his subject is in essence better than the others for reasons he cannot explain - and which, amid the thunder, roar and stink of the battle field, no longer seem relevant.
October 31, 2014
... has plenty of characters sacrificing themselves for the cause. But on the script level, it too often sacrifices substance in favor of spectacle.
October 26, 2014
The scenes of combat have a grim authenticity but the story is pure guys-on-a-mission baloney.
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