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Out of The Furnace

2014-04-04 08:29
What it's about:

A gripping and gritty drama about family, fate, circumstance, and justice. Russell Baze has a rough life: He works a dead-end, blue-collar job at the local steel mill by day and cares for his terminally ill father by night. When Russell's brother, Rodney, returns home from serving time in Iraq, he gets lured into one of the most ruthless crime rings in the Northeast, and disappears mysteriously. The police fail to crack the case, so, with nothing left to lose, Russell takes matters into his own hands, putting his life on the line to seek justice for his brother.

What the critics say:

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

If the downbeat plot is depressingly familiar, it's partly salvaged by the quality of the performances.
-  Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail

Grimy and unapologetically melodramatic, Furnace pounds out a steady beat of pulp, violence and possible redemption among folks who have seen better days.
- Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News

Yes it has a fine cast, and all do good work. But this overly obvious film about the downward spiral lives of lower-class brothers barely scraping by in life goes through mostly expected motions.
- Tom Long, Detroit News

Sometimes your battles choose you.
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