Out of the Furnace Life is cheap in Braddock, Pa., a boarded-up rust-belt town of closing steel mills and busted dreams. The only thing left to count on is… Out of the Furnace Life is cheap in Braddock, Pa., a boarded-up rust-belt town of closing steel mills and busted dreams. The only thing left to count on is… 2013-12-06 Rated R PT116M Drama Casey Affleck Christian Bale Woody Harrelson Zoe Saldana Relativity Media
Movie Review

Out of the Furnace (2013)

MPAA Rating: Rated R
FURN GULLY Christian Bale and Casey Affleck are both brilliant as downtrodden brothers in Out of the Furnace .
Image credit: Kerry Hayes
FURN GULLY Christian Bale and Casey Affleck are both brilliant as downtrodden brothers in Out of the Furnace.
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Dec 06, 2013; Rated: Rated R; Length: 116 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Casey Affleck, Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson and Zoe Saldana; Distributor: Relativity Media

Life is cheap in Braddock, Pa., a boarded-up rust-belt town of closing steel mills and busted dreams. The only thing left to count on is family. That's the message that Scott Cooper's Out of the Furnace returns to with harrowing frequency and force. Like 1978's The Deer Hunter, Cooper's devastating death trip nails the bond between two no-hope men pushed to violent extremes. Christian Bale's Russell is a decent ex-con who can't catch a break. Casey Affleck's Rodney is his scarred younger brother, who's just back from Iraq and is easy prey for Harlan DeGroat (Woody Harrelson), a skeevy sadist who dangles quick cash to get Rodney to brawl in a bloody bare-knuckle fight. When Rodney vanishes, Russell follows his trail deep into the Appalachians to make DeGroat pay. All of the actors (including Zoë Saldana as Bale's ex) are remarkable. But it's Bale, and his almost biblical quest for justice, who burns his way into your soul. A-

Originally posted Dec 04, 2013 Published in issue #1289 Dec 13, 2013 Order article reprints
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