Dad of Divas' Reviews: Blu-ray Review - Out of the Furnace

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Blu-ray Review - Out of the Furnace

Out of the Furnace
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About the Movie
From Scott Cooper, the critically acclaimed writer and director of Crazy Heart, comes a gripping and powerful drama about family, fate, circumstance and justice. Russell Baze (Oscar® Winner Christian Bale*) 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 (Casey Affleck) 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. This absorbing film features a knockout cast that includes Woody Harrelson, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe, Zoe Saldana and Sam Shepard.

My Take on the Movie
This was an intense movie with good acting and a great cast. Christian Bale did a great job in his role and really sold the character to me. Woody Harrelson, though only in the film a bit, was strong too and added much to the movie itself. Though I was not as familiar with Casey Affleck, I was so impressed with his performance. What I loved the most though was the details portrayed in the movie. You can tell that the Director really researched the locale of the movie itself to make it real for the viewer. The movie is emotional and raw and really draws you in a keeps you engaged from beginning to end. All-in-all this was a great movie, with a amazing story and actors that truly embody their characters - this is a must see for all!

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