• Released
  • December 4, 2013
  • (12/4 Limited, 12/6 Wide)
  • R , 1 hr 56 min
  • Drama
Out of the Furnace Synopsis
A man is lured into one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will almost cost him everything.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Bale has given a number of memorable performances, but this just might be his best work to date.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Chris Nashawaty
It's Bale, and his almost biblical quest for justice, who burns his way into your soul.
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By Scott Foundas
Cooper seems to make actors feel safe and willing to expose themselves in ways they ordinarily might not, and time and again he takes...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Like “The Deer Hunter” — from which it swipes its Keystone State milieu, its haunted veterans, and its self-endangerment metaphor — Out of...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
In the meaty bad guy role, Harrelson entertainingly goes all the way, putting him way out there on the ledge with any of your favorite...
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The Playlist

By Charlie Schmidlin
The film is luckily powered by a powerful trio of performances at its core, and a unique, unpredictable structure that constantly reframes...
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Slant Magazine

By R. Kurt Osenlund
What this movie finally boils down to is a deceptively simple tale of two brothers, and of being one's brother's keeper, and of seeking...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Bale's is a pitch-perfect, understated performance in this involving neo-noir thriller.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Scott Cooper, who directed and co-wrote Out of the Furnace, empathizes with people who feel their lives have hit a dead end (his previous...
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Village Voice

By Stephanie Zacharek
Cooper may have gone overboard in delineating the hardships of blue-collar life in Out of the Furnace. But he has a gift for getting actors...
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By Blumantis
This is not a movie for kids. But if you want Grisham-style drama, this may be your cup of tea. I'm saddened to see the vacuous reviews written by people whose sense of literature is the movie...

Out of the Furnace

By daryl350
The setting in rural Pennsylvania was beautiful and the acting was riveting. I think that Christian Bale depicted his soft, sullen, character to a T. He sucked you in with his quiet and thoughtful...

Out of the Furnace

By melissa-movies
There is a lot of depth to this movie. It really is a work of art. The individuals and their relationships are thought provoking. A insight into the human psyche....

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By mizmo1
"Out of the Furnace" was an amazing movie, such a great cast and great performances, Christian Bale is one of the best actors of our time and proved it again..really nice touch having the song...


By drewfalk
Look you have to be open to seeing something dark and gritty, if your manic depressed this may not be the movie for you but if you like to be blown away and taken to a pretty crazy place once in a...

Out of the Furnace

By mamhowitz
Hey, I read the reviews, I saw the trailer, I loved the actors, I couldn't wait to see this movie. For a movie about revenge with a lot of guns and free-floating anger, there was little energy. Lots...

out of furnace

By nst98765
another stinker. Guys who just stare at the camera and think its actinhg All a bunch of hams. Shame on on you Woody you are are better than this...

A Great Film

By jbodre
Out Of The Furnace is and amazing film to see in a theatre. I loved this film, it was very well made. The story is original and entertaining. The directing, production design, cinematography and...

Enjoyable drama that delivers the finish

By nimblesmd
Excellent cast, loved Willem Dafoe in his supporting role as the local numbers guy. Christian Bale was excellent, and the finish was gratifying no matter how much you don't like Woody Harrelson (also...

totally dissapointing

By thechristopherpennin
There is no doubt in my mind that the cinematographer and editor and the rest of the crew and the cast are all top notch, but they bought in to Scott Cooper thinking that he was a good writer...

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Rated R | For for strong violence, language and drug content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Strong performances in grim, violent revenge tale.
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