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Reviews: Fury (2014)

furyReviews for this film from our members:

  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: E cos’è davvero questo Fury? Una premonizione della nuova ondata conservatrice, che sta travolgendo l’America negli ultimi anni della presidenza Obama? La rivendicazione del ruolo degli Stati Uniti in uno scenario geopolitico, dilaniato da conflitti sempre più sanguinosi e incerti? O più semplicemente un film di guerra di straordinaria potenza ed orrore, che unisce il realismo claustrofobico della messa in scena, allo spirito eroico dei suoi protagonisti?
  • Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]
    • Excerpt: Ayer je u Furyju na kraju ipak popustio pritisku da gledatelje podsjeti da gledaju hollywoodski film.
  • José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Hollywood regresa a los horrores del hombre contra el hombre con una película que arranca poderosa y contundentemente y luego se diluye hasta convertirse en una propuesta bélica más. No está mal, pero parecía otra cosa, ciertamente.
  • Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com
  • William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline
    • Excerpt: It was François Truffaut who once argued that there’s no such thing as an anti-war movie. It’s a statement that may have finally been disproven by David Ayer’s Fury.
  • Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
  • Daniel Carlson @ Movie Mezzanine
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Fury has some strong, visceral moments but the odd, ephemeral characterizations at its core cause the film to vanish in a fog of war.
  • Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: Relentlessly grim, FURY makes a powerful impression, presenting the most hellish vision of World War II in American cinema since SAVING PRIVATE RYAN.
  • Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Muy cruda, pero aburrida por quedarse siempre en la superficie.
  • Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: http://www.examiner.com/review/fury-heavy-metal-world-war-ii-style
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Fury is an unforgiving tale of warfare centered on the thesis that battle brings out the worst in men.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Not since ‘Saving Private Ryan’ has there been a WWII picture as barbaric and brutal….
  • Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
  • Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: David Ayer shows us a harsh and violent reality and a reminder that words in a history book will never convey just how hard it is to slog through the mud and then fight a battle.
  • Dan Kelly @ Danland Movies
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: No better than good, “Fury” is unnuanced and not as thoughtful as it could have been, but makes up for those losses in tough, brutal intensity.
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
  • Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com
    • Excerpt: Ayer’s latest earns its stripes the old-fashioned way — with plenty of blood and guts … Pitt, flashing battle scars and killer pecs, has his best (read grimmest) character role to date.
  • Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: Brad Pitt leads the haggard quartet of soldiers inside the tank dubbed Fury as Sgt. Don Collier, a frustrated commander accustomed to a tight knit camaraderie that is threatened by a green typist thrust onto the battle lines after the death of the team’s co-pilot. Struggling to adjust to the new assignment, Pvt. Norman Ellison (Logan Lerman) learns quickly and harshly the truth about the blood, death and destruction brought about by war.
  • Dan Lybarger @ KCActive.com
    • Excerpt: When he’s at his best, writer-director David Ayer makes films that viewers live instead of merely watch.
  • Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit
    • Excerpt: Pitt, in peak form, leads a tank crew through war and domesticity
  • Piers Marchant @ sweet smell of success
  • Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth [German]
    • Excerpt: Fury’ is a stirring descendant of Bernhard Wicki’s ‘Die Brücke’ – a bitter tale of the senseless inevitability of war and of individuals caught between the grinding stones of history.
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: Tanked up and ready to go…
  • Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: While some of the characterizations and stylistic choices here can feel out of place, the logistics of tank battle – and the gory reality of warfare – are perfectly rendered. Fury is a must for war movie veterans.
  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: Writer and director David Ayer avoids the humorous camaraderie of more traditional World War II movie, instead lending real edge to the gallows humor amongst the troops and heaping doses of gore and brutality to the combat sequences. Fury is not for the weak of heart, nor for those looking for cheerleading or glorification of war
  • Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com
    • Excerpt: To quote a line in the classic From Here to Eternity, “If it’s killin ya want, it’s killin’ ya’ll get,” especially in the movie’s over-the-top final scene of against-all-odds heroism and slaughter.
  • Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
    • Excerpt: Writer/director David Ayer’s World War II drama is a gritty European-style coming-of-age picture that reminds us how much war has changed in the past 65 years yet how much it remains the same.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Its traditional storytelling represents an agreeable throwback to a time when tales of combat managed to be viscerally exciting while also saying something about camaraderie and the effect of the battlefield experience on ordinary soldiers.
  • David William Upton @ So So Gay
    • Excerpt: Even in its better moments, Fury feels almost pointless; there are no observations in Ayer’s script that haven’t been made before, and that haven’t been captured by craftier, more passionate filmmaking.
  • Sarah Ward @ artsHub
Updated: July 20, 2015 — 10:09 pm

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