Out of the Furnace

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Sometimes your battles choose you.

Christian Bale stars as a man out for justice, let down by the law when cops fail to follow through on the disappearance of his brother. The all-star cast includes Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson, Willem Dafoe and Forest Whitaker. From the director of the Oscar-winning Crazy Heart.

Russell (Bale) and his younger brother Rodney (Affleck) live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. When a twist of fate lands Russell in prison, Rodney is lured into one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will almost cost him everything. Once released, Russell risks his own freedom to seek justice for his brother.

Variety (USA)

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Cooper seems to make actors feel safe and willing to expose themselves in ways they ordinarily might not, and time and again he takes scenes to places of unexpected emotional power.

Dissolve (USA)

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A defiantly old-fashioned, well-crafted piece of storytelling whose power lies in its unadorned simplicity.

Total Film (UK)

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Christian Bale’s earnest, emotional turn sustains a thriller that throws a few mean jabs but staggers towards a punch-drunk resolution.

Time Out London

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Bale is as good as it gets, Harrelson shows us why he is Hollywood’s favourite psycho and Willem Dafoe is terrific as a sleazy drug dealer.

Empire (UK)

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Worth seeing, but a near-miss.

Hollywood Reporter

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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 loonies, psychos and unhinged nutjobs.

New York Times

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A heavy, solemn tale of blood ties that turns into a melodramatic gusher filled with abstractions about masculinity, America and violence, but brought to specific, exciting life by Christian Bale, Casey Affleck and Woody Harrelson.