Review Roundup: Brad Pitt Stars in Acton-Drama FURY
Action war-drama FURY hits theaters today, October 17th! The film was written and directed by David Ayer, who has worked on numerous action films in the past, including THE FAST AND FURIOUS and END OF WATCH.
Set in the last month of World War II, the story follows a U.S. army sergeant named Wardaddy as he commands a five-man crew on a tank named "Fury". As the troupe embarks behind enemy lines, Wardaddy and his team find themselves at the heart of Nazi Germany with the odds stacked against them, and must do all they can to make a strike against the enemy.
FURY stars Brad Pitt as Wardaddy, alongside Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Jason Issacs, Jon Bernthal, and Scott Eastwood.
Let's see what the critics had to say!
A.O. Scott, New York Times: ...within this gore-spattered, superficially nihilistic carapace is an old-fashioned platoon picture, a sensitive and superbly acted tale of male bonding under duress.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone: Pitt is tremendous in the role, a conscience detectable even in Wardaddy's blinkered gaze. But it's Lerman who anchors the film with a shattering, unforgettable portrayal of corrupted innocence. Fury means to grab us hard from the first scene and never let go.
Marshall Fine, Huffington Post: "Fury" may feel long for some, but, to me, there was no waste or slackness to the film. Ayer has created a searing, gripping tale of the power of that bond that happens between men in war.
Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post: It's easy to see the movie as a story of how war makes monsters out of men. But it's a good deal more complicated than that.
Ty Burr, Boston Globe: "Fury" wants to lead us to a fresh consideration of "the good war" while simultaneously celebrating the old bromides and clichés. No wonder it shoots itself in the tank.
Rex Reed, New York Observer: It never scales the cinematic heights or reaches the same groundbreaking level as Saving Private Ryan, but it's intensely ferocious and relentlessly rough on the senses. You'll know you've been to war, and not on the Hollywood front.
Scott Mendelson, Forbes: David Ayer's Fury is not necessarily a bad movie as much as a relatively un-engaging one.
Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter: Fury is a good, solid World War II movie, nothing more and nothing less. Rugged, macho, violent and with a story sufficiently unusual to grab and hold interest, it's a modern version of the sort of movie Hollywood turned out practically every week back in the 1940s and 1950s.
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian: Fury is a punchy, muscular action film, confidently put together and never anything other than watchable.
Emily Longretta, Hollywood Life: With the tears of Shia LaBeouf and the comic relief of Michael Peña, I can say that the film may have been far too bloody for me, but in the end, I had tears in my eyes and was moved by each and every character.
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