Out of the Furnace

Out of the Furnace

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Russell Baz leads a dead-end life- he works a meaningless steel mill job all day, and cares for his terminally ill father at night. When Russell's brother Rodney returns home from Iraq, he 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 order to seek justice for his brother.

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greatflicks
Sep 23, 2017

Great action flick. Good vs evil and good wins.

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LuvReadingStuff
Aug 05, 2017

This was an interesting movie. Woody Harrelson sure can play a "Bad Guy" well. Maybe it's because his estranged father was a mob "Hitman". Woody sure looks like his father.

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Nooksack20
Jun 12, 2017

Plodding thin plot. A movie made for fast-forwarding. Lots of brutal action.

TSCPL_KyleM May 02, 2016

Slow burn of a story that just moved a little too slow for me to get into it. Stellar cast but ultimately they couldn't make up for the dragging plot.

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thepudman
Jan 24, 2016

Not a typical Hollywood ending to this dark movie. Harrelson is absolutely scary.

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franque
Nov 18, 2015

Yet another Hollywood depiction of small town folks who have guns that are bad or sad people. Ever wonder why this is a consistent narrative? Seems a little too coincidental.

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JackPurcell
Oct 19, 2015

Lousy life, okay movie

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Nursebob
Sep 20, 2015

Filmed in grimy shades of blue with a town that seems little more than smoky skies and boarded up storefronts, Scott Cooper manages to lift a generic blue collar thriller into something of note thanks in large part to an amazing cast (including Willem Dafoe, Zoe Saldana, and Forest Whitaker) and a score that runs from heavy orchestral passages to Pearl Jam. Perhaps he plays the testosterone card a bit too freely with Bale swinging a rifle like it was his third arm and a snarling Harrelson heading up a pack of thoroughly repulsive backwoodsmen, but when taken as a contemporary American folk tale all that macho chest pounding becomes easier to accept. Cooper may not have reinvented the genre but he certainly contributed something that stands out from the usual crop.

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renea70
Sep 15, 2015

I thought it was great, except for the end. It was sad for sure but I loved the story and the music.

Quimeras Jun 25, 2015

Grim and not very interesting.

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aaa5756 Jun 24, 2014

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

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Monolith
May 26, 2014

Russell Baze: "You got a problem with me?" Harlan DeGroat: "I got a problem with everybody."

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jimg2000
May 08, 2014

“Rod: Working for a living? Rod: Is it working for a living when I carried my best friend's legs under this arm, and the rest of him under this arm? I saw a xyzzing baby with his xyzzing head cut off! I saw a xyzzing pile of feet in the middle of the street, and I had to clean it up! I gave my xyzzing life for this country. That's not work? And what's it done for me, huh?? What's it xyzzing done for me?!”

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jimg2000
May 08, 2014

Russ:What do I think you should do? Rod:I don't know. Shovel asphalt for the highway department. Sell xyzz shoes. Russ:Come work at the mill. Come work at the mill. I told you Roach would give you a job. Rod: No, man, I'd rather be xyzzing dead. xyzz the mill. Russ: xyzz the mill? I work at the mill, you little xyzzer. It's good enough for me. It was good enough for our dad. Rod: The xyzzing mill killed our dad! Russ: Just don't be... Hey. Just don't be too proud to work for a living. There's nothing wrong with it. What'd you say? Nothing wrong with working for a living.

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jimg2000
May 08, 2014

John: Look, Rodney, go work in the mill.
Like your father and brother.
This isn't a way for you
to make a living. You're a good kid with a good heart.
You can do a lot worse
than living your life
like your brother, believe me.

Rod:I don't want to work
at the xyzz mill, man.
I want to be just like you, John.

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