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Out of the Furnace (2013)

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When Rodney Baze mysteriously disappears and law enforcement doesn't follow through fast enough, his older brother, Russell, takes matters into his own hands to find justice.

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Scott Cooper
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Woody Harrelson ... Harlan DeGroat
Dendrie Taylor ... DeGroat's Date
Carl Ciarfalio ... Man at Drive In
Nancy Mosser ... Woman at Drive In (as Nancy Mosser Bailey)
Christian Bale ... Russell Baze
Casey Affleck ... Rodney Baze Jr.
Zoe Saldana ... Lena Taylor (as Zoë Saldana)
Sam Shepard ... Gerald 'Red' Baze
Bingo O'Malley ... Rodney Baze Sr.
Tom Bower ... Dan Dugan
Willem Dafoe ... John Petty
Bobby Wolfe Bobby Wolfe ... Dwight Van Dunk
Charles David Richards ... Chaplain
Forest Whitaker ... Chief Wesley Barnes
John W. Kleer John W. Kleer ... Man at Trailer Park
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Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. Written by Production

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Rated R for strong violence, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Towards the beginning of the film, the television in the bar shows Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy (1932-2009) supporting the candidacy of Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential election. Later, the inspection stickers on Russell's truck are dated 9/13 and 12/13, which indicates the prison time he served for his driving accident was five years. See more »

Goofs

When Rodney fights in NJ and is knocked out, the other fighter jumps on him and keeps hitting the left side of Rodney's face. When Degroat comes in the back room following the fight, the right side of Rodney's face is most damaged. Apparently they just got the sides mixed up. See more »

Quotes

Harlan DeGroat: I want my fucking money, Petty. You hear me, you fucking cunt. Give me my fucking money. I don't give a shit how you get it, give me it. You fucking cunt.
John Petty: Now, will you calm down. I'll get you the money, Harlan. I'm fixin' for a fight this week.
Harlan DeGroat: You've been saying that but you've been fuckin' jerkin' me off. Give me my fucking money, you cunt.
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Performed by Pearl Jam
Written by Eddie Vedder, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Dave Krusen and Mike McCready
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Fine cast, failure of a script
15 December 2013 | by AaronWideraSee all my reviews

The fine cast assembled for this film makes me wonder what they saw in the script. Was it a matter of one actor signing on, and others wanting to work with him (I say him because the only female in the film is Zoe Saldana, in a one-dimensional and thankless role). Was it that the director used to be an actor and knows all these people? Was it because he had success with Crazy Heart?

Other reviews basically already touch on the problems here: it means nothing. I wanted to like the film, but I walked out of the theater not knowing what I had just seen (the ending is confusing, ridiculous, and poorly done). The film takes itself far too seriously to get away with just being entertaining, and when you don't have a clue what the whole point of the movie was, that's a bad thing. Things happen in the film without really coming together and create a cohesive narrative where you feel that there's any growth or direction. Perhaps that's the intent, but any theme or themes were underdeveloped and not apparent. I find the comparisons to Deerhunter insulting, personally.

The actors do a fine job, although I feel there is some miscasting in the movie. Would Forest Whitaker really be able to attract Zoe Saldana? Nothing in the movie gave me any reason to think they had a believable relationship. Frankly, nothing in the film convinced me that Saldana would even stay in a town like Braddock. Bale is good, as is Affleck and Harrelson, but I didn't really connect with anyone except Affleck's character.

Definitely a missed opportunity and a disappointment.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Low Dweller See more »

Filming Locations:

Braddock, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,220,288, 8 December 2013

Gross USA:

$11,330,849

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,661,554
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2.35 : 1
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