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Out of the Furnace Reviews

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September 6, 2017
... we receive an aimless, generic crime drama that cuts itself off at the knees early on and scrambles for relevancy thereafter.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 18, 2016
'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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5
April 15, 2016
The narrative is so straightforward that it requires the kind of flashbang storytelling that Cooper clearly isn't interested in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 5, 2015
A humorless, ponderously solemn dirge that chokes on its own oppressive aura of self-importance.
March 4, 2015
The grittiness of the tone... will bring to mind films ranging from The Fighter to The Deer Hunter, but it's that lack of cinematic gloss that makes the film come to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 10, 2014
Looking totally unlike his fattened persona in American Hustle, the unrestrained Bale offers explosive unpredictability fuelled by family loyalties.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 1, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 11, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.0/10
July 28, 2014
Casey Affleck proves to be one of the most talented actors working today, bringing such raw rage to his broken soldier.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 30, 2014
Almost as if attempting to recreate the setting of a Bruce Springsteen song ... it's wonderful to look at if not necessarily to watch.
Read More | Original Score: D+
June 15, 2014
This tragic revenge drama about a pair of blue-collar brothers battered by fate in a dying rust-belt town is almost unrelentingly grim, but the cast's powerhouse performances keep you watching, as does the film's vividly atmospheric sense of place.
April 23, 2014
A working-class morality play that's unrelenting, bleak and full of indelible acting performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 8, 2014
Seems bound to the conventions of crime and revenge tales to the point where everything in it works toward those conventions without much regard to thematic cohesion.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 7, 2014
Manly words spoken by manly men: that's one of the dry pleasures of the sturdy burnt-case male melodrama "Out of the Furnace."
March 23, 2014
Intense acting doesn't save Furnce from the fires
March 11, 2014
A pungent reek of testosterone stinks up this high-toned apologetic for vigilantism and revenge. Still: great performances!
March 9, 2014
Solid, dark, tough-as-nails working-class drama about violence, desperation and Woody Harrelson's unparalleled ability to play an inbred hick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 4, 2014
This is tough, unrelenting and uncompromising stuff, conjuring a doomed atmosphere with honourable parallels to the 1978 classic The Deer Hunter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 2, 2014
Out of the Furnace feels like America regressing into the wilds of the frontier.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 28, 2014
Out Of The Furnace is an all too rarely seen type of film: a big-feeling drama that proves that ambition doesn't have to be solely connected to the size of a film's budget and the number of special effects shots that it has.
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