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Based on 40 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 23 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's the bruised history of these brothers that gives Out of the Furnace its beating heart and the power to grip you hard. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It shambles and ambles, seemingly without focus or pattern, from one thing to the next. Yet at the same time, it's predictable, not from moment to moment, but in its outlines. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Bale's is a pitch-perfect, understated performance in this involving neo-noir thriller. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Devolves from an electrifying character study into a disappointing tale of trackdown and revenge. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Cooper, who steered Jeff Bridges through his Oscar-winning turn in Crazy Heart, gets fiercely committed performances from just about everyone in Out of the Furnace. show more

  • 80
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Like “The Deer Hunter” — from which it swipes its Keystone State milieu, its haunted veterans, and its self-endangerment metaphor — Out of the Furnace gets under your skin. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

  • 50
    Jordan Hoffman

    Out of the Furnace is no disaster, but it doesn’t achieve what it hopes to achieve, and it has no one to blame but itself. show more

  • 55
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    Cooper does slow the action and set it in the least glamorous of circumstances, which drains the pleasure from the thriller conventions. But just because Out of the Furnace isn't much fun doesn't make it profound. show more

  • 100
    Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times

    Bale has given a number of memorable performances, but this just might be his best work to date. show more

  • March 14, 2014 wi00000000185218
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    Whatever happened to original ideas? I mean this one had ALL the clichés: angry war vet, underground fight, dishonest promoter, lost girlfriend...I mean, they had it right down to the mill at the end....not original in the leas

  • March 28, 2014 Sir Raymond
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    a very good story line....and its believable. Another gritty performance by Harrelson.

  • December 19, 2013 joyknitter
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    This was a dark movie. Telling probably the truth about drugs and vengence. I really can\'t decide if this was one of the best movies I\'ve seen or not.

  • December 18, 2013 gary65l
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    A waste of money and time on this movie! Wish I could get my money back.

  • December 18, 2013 craig9952
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    not impressed. maybe should have gone to see FROZEN.. Popcorn was good!

  • December 17, 2013 Hello James
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    Poorly done would not recommend to anyone. Only persons that would say they liked it are die hard Bale or Harrelson fans.

  • December 16, 2013 briant3
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    Slow & boring. Overated.

  • December 14, 2013 bsgill397
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    Need my money back

  • December 14, 2013 prometheus7875
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    Good solid movie. I doubt women will like it. Bale was great. Harrelson was good too. Well acted and directed. Very realistic with no Hollywood nonsense. If you are a simpleton you may not like it.

  • December 13, 2013 iw00000000174787
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    This movie was very well done. It is dark but I would certainly recommend it.

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