Movie: Out of the furnace

There is nothing special or different in this movie which makes me wonder why Christian Bale did a movie like this. May be he wanted to try something different, may he was bored of doing movies for bigger banners, renowned movie makers.

The story is about 2 brothers, Russell Baze (Christian Bale) and Rodney Baze (Casey Affleck). They are living in a short town and earning their livings somehow. Russell works in a factory and wants to get settled down in his life, get married to his girlfriend Lena (Zoe Saldana). Rodney is completely opposite to Russell, he has returned from wars in Iraq, been in military and wants to earn more money by fighting in matches illegally. Both the brothers love each other but destiny has its own way and it wants both of them to do things differently. Harlan Degroat (Woody Harrelson) is a drug addict and mafia of the town. What happens when both the brothers turn against Harlan is the rest of the story.

The story proceeds with a very slow pace and that is very tiring. The characters in the story also don’t develop much over the time. Performances of Christian Bale, Casey Affleck and Woody Harrelson are very good but that doesn’t help the uninteresting plot and slow moving story. Director Scott Cooper has done strictly average job.

Overall, this movie has nothing new to offer, so watch it only if you must.


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