BrulesRules reviews Out of the Furnace

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  1. BrulesRules

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    So yesterday went to checkout this movie after seeing the promos on TV. Two brothers struggling with life in different ways living in a small struggling steel community filled with drugs, illegal gambling and underground fighting. Figured it looked interesting and Christian Bale usually provides decent acting performances. This movie is odd because the cinematography is great in portraying the poor mountain communities of the Appalachia and the acting is quite good with Woody Harrelson, Zoe Saldana and especially Casey Affleck playing a Iraq war veteran struggling to come to grips with life after the war in the declining steel community. But the great acting doesn't really translate into a great movie. The character buildup is lengthy and makes the movie drag on quite a bit at times and all that time spent building up the characters is wasted with a very anti-climatic ending. They jam the plot with lots of themes (PTSD, Steel outsourcing, drug/alcohol abuse) but never really touch on any of them in great detail which makes the movie feel kind of scatterbrained. Lots of things happen in this movie and they kind of just expect you to accept them without much explanation. It's not a horrible movie but not great either definitely wait until it comes to Redbox or Netflix. I give this movie 3 out of 5 stars mostly for the acting performances. :brules:

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    tl; dr

    Thread is obvious ripoff of Teh Vyb Rater[SUP]®[/SUP]. :coffee:
     
  3. Satori Brah

    Satori Brah Well-Known Member

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    This is how you want a review :up: Pheelios... take note of the rating system
     
  4. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    how about a review of blue is the warmest color?
     
  5. Lawsy

    Lawsy Hey, buttholes

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    white space poleeze.
    my eyes just crossed.

    I love Bale. It can be the biggest piece of shit film and I'll still enjoy watching him.
     
  6. nazdrowie

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    sticky this thread
     
  7. BrulesRules

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    when was the last time you did that??
     
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    :hat:
     
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    Yep, there was a preview of American Hustle before this movie with him and Bradley Cooper..you will be all over that.
     
  10. Vyb

    Vyb serial chiller Gold

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    Oh I dunno. I'm pacing myself.
     
  11. Lawsy

    Lawsy Hey, buttholes

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    no it's not just his looks. i loved him since empire of the sun.
    i think he's a tremendous actor.
     
  12. BrulesRules

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    haven't heard of that......I'll youtube the trailer and see if it's worth watching.
     
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    I loved Prestige, good flick.
     
  14. Nickthedick

    Nickthedick Absotutely

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    :jj:
     
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    By the way this movie will be a huge flop money wise there were only 10 people in the theater opening weekend
     
  16. Lawsy

    Lawsy Hey, buttholes

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    I want to see Catching Fire. :cheer:
     
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    I saw that, pretty good but I never saw the first one.
     
  18. Lawsy

    Lawsy Hey, buttholes

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    I read the books. :facepalm: The second one was my favorite so Ive been looking forward to it.
     
  19. A Succulent Chinese Meal

    A Succulent Chinese Meal Oh, that's a nice headlock, sir. VIP

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    Is he ugly the whole film? There aren't enough ugly actors in Hollywood so he got the role?
     
  20. A Succulent Chinese Meal

    A Succulent Chinese Meal Oh, that's a nice headlock, sir. VIP

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    I'm going to see the Stallone and De Niro boxing movie next.