Written December 07, 2013
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 of smoldering from Christian Bale, lots of frenzied malevolence from Woody Harrelson but little actual movement. Worse, the movie was slow and boring.
To even mention The Deer Hunter in the same paragraph along with this ultimately tame
movie is a sacrilege. The only resemblance is that there was a scene about deer hunting.
Written February 13, 2016
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
Written April 21, 2015
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 screenplay were very good. Christian Bale and all the other actors did an spectacular job. I also think this film has the best ensemble of the year. The ending part of the this film was intense, I recommend it.
Written August 02, 2015
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 an excellent depiction of a psychopath.
Written June 25, 2016
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 because of Crazy Heart. They got got! SPOILER ALERT sort of, Do you think that anyone would bet on Casey Affleck to win a bare knuckle fight in a warehouse out in the woods? Do you think they would be betting thousands of dollars? Do you think someone would pay him to throw the fight? Those are not even spoilers because it is so silly and farfetched. I don't care how much time Mr. Affleck spends on his bow flex he will never be as convincing as brad pitt or ed norton in a fight scene. All of the actors were ill used, especially Forest Whittaker, and Wilem Dafoe comes off as another blown out old queen. If you like to look at old mills and foundries and pretty Pennsylvania towns, buy a train ticket and take a ride and enjoy, and let this movie go to the back of the rack to rot and die.