Out of the Furnace [DVD] [2013]

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  • Release Date: 03/11/2014
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (110 out of 120)

Special Features


  • Inpsiration: the stars of Out of the Furnace reveal what inspired them to become actors
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Out of the Furnace
A Rust Belt ex-con must choose between escaping a life of poverty and rescuing his brother from a life of crime in this drama from Crazy Heart writer/director Scott Cooper. With the dream of a better life always just out of reach, Russell (Christian Bale) and his younger brother Rodney (Casey Affleck) find their futures taking a grim turn when Russell ends up in jail. Meanwhile, on the outside, Rodney falls in with a notorious group of criminals who threaten to destroy any hope for a better tomorrow. Later, when Russell is released from prison the temptation to cut his ties with the past clashes with his sense of duty to his brother, who is headed down the road to ruin. Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson, and Willem Dafoe star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Christian Bale
    Christian Bale - Russell Baze
  • Casey Affleck
    Casey Affleck - Rodney Baze, Jr.
  • Zoe Saldana
    Zoe Saldana - Lena Taylor
  • Sam Shepard
    Sam Shepard - Gerald "Red" Baze
  • Woody Harrelson
    Woody Harrelson - Harlan DeGroat



Customer rating

4.2
92%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    This is a three Xanax picture.

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    xphoenix23
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    There's a certain melancholy to a lot of country music that seemed to make Scott Cooper's Crazy Heart redolent with a kind of ragged sensibility that was perhaps best summed up by the title of its Academy Award winning song, "The Weary Kind". There's a different kind of sadness running rampant in Cooper's latest, the dour but often compelling Out of the Furnace, a film that in lesser hands might have been more of a straight ahead revenge thriller without much to recommend it other than a visceral killing or two. The revenge aspect of Out of the Furnace almost plays out as a tangent here, though, for there's a deeper tack that Cooper ends up exploiting, a penetrating examination of lives with no hope for a better future, but with an innate nobility nonetheless. That nobility is weathered, though, filled with the scuffs and scars of experiences that seem to echo some perverse mantra of "life isn't fair". While the film really concentrates on the travails of hardscrabble steel mill worker Russell Baze (Christian Bale), the film's dark, moody ambience is established from virtually the first moment with a modern day update of the iconic scene with Jimmy Cagney and Mae Clark in The Public Enemy, only in this instance we're dealing with a much more dangerously sociopathic criminal named Harlan (Woody Harrelson) , a character who isn't about to punish his nemeses with something as relatively harmless as a grapefruit. It's a startling opening scene, one which assault the viewer with virtually as much force as Harlan assaults his perceived antagonists in the film, and it quickly creates a stifling mood of terror and impending doom. That mood was palpable enough to actually foster a lawsuit filed by a group of plaintiffs who share a surname with Harlan's character and who claim the film maliciously maligns not just their name but their ethnic heritage (the plaintiffs are part of a recently state recognized Native American tribe which has yet to receive Federal designation).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Hit For Scott Cooper

    Posted
    BleedingBlue
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    Films like this are tough for studios to market. Hence the small box office return. But it'd be a grave mistake to skip this film. Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) shows that he has a real connection with his actors, proving that the performances by Robert Duvall, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jeff Bridges of Crazy Heart were no fluke. Sam Shepard, Tom Bower, Willem Dafoe and Forest Whitaker truly shine and together with Takayanagi's cinematography they help bring Braddock, PA to life.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gritty movie

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    Michigan4me2
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    This movie is what I would call a sleeper hit. A very gritty movie. Christian Bale and Woody Harrelson are the principal characters. There is a great supporting cast which includes the likes of Willem Dafoe as well. The film is cold and calculating. Takes place in a mining town near the Pennsylvania border. Steeped in Appalachia. The film centers around the lengths that one will go In order to avenge the death of a family member. An eye-for-an-eye mentality.....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Out of the Furnace

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    bluefooeyes
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    This film has a great story with fantastic acting. Excellent seeing Christian Bale in big profile summer blockbusters like the Dark Knight series and Oscar fair like American Hustle but always enjoy seeing him in smaller budget, independent films like this one. Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, and Zoe Saldana also give great performances.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Movie

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    IPino915
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    It was an interesting movie and Christian Bale did not fail to deliver another good movie, however this movie had a great cast overall. I wont talk about the movie because I dont want to spoil it so its a must watch movie to me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Eh!

    Posted
    Venus
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    I give this movie a 3 1/2 (3 in here) because well, I bought this movie mainly because of Christian Bale, I love his acting but there was just something about this movie that I kids hated but I ca't really put my finger on it.. Sorry I can't give you a more detailed review on this one.. :/

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    man seeks justice for his brother

    Posted
    laffyduk
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    Russell and Rodney Baze live in a depressed steel mill town near Pittsburgh and care for their ill father. Rodney is lured into one of the Northeast's most ruthless crime rings and mysteriously disappears. When the police fail to solve the case, Russell puts his life at risk in get revenge.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great story about one man's love for his family

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    ARKJPW
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    Christian Bale's acting made the main character a fully defied human being who loved his family lncluding his messed up younger brother who was well played by Casey Affleck. The rest of the fine cast included Willheim Dafoe, Zoe Saldana, Sam Shephard and Forrest Whitaker. Overall, the movie was great.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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