Out of the Furnace
Entertainment: +1
Acceptability: -4

Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson, Sam Shepard. Crime drama. Written by Brad Ingelsby, Scott Cooper. Directed by Scott Cooper.

FILM SYNOPSIS: Russell(Christian Bale) works at the mill until he gets drunk and gets in a car accident, killing a child and going to prison. Then he gets out and goes back to the mill. His brother (Casey Affleck) has gone to Iraq and seen some terrible things. He comes back, becomes lost in his depression and alcohol abuse. He crosses a danger psycho (Woody Harrelson) and disappears. The cops donít do much about the disappearance and murder of the brother, so Russell does.

PREVIEW REVIEW: Good acting highlights this harsh, violent and depressive look at two brothers caught in a world that allows for little peace or joy.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Distributor: Appian Way

Crude Language: Crude sexual remarks
Obscene Language: Thereís an endless stream of coarse, crude obscene and profane language throughout; Iím surprised that this amount of invective language doesnít upset viewers; it does me.
Profanity: Godís name followed by a curse is heard in the very first line of the film, and many times thereafter.
Violence: Extremely violent beatings; jolting car crash, with bloody injuries.
Sexual Intercourse: One sexual situation, no nudity.
Nudity: None
Homosexual Conduct: None
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: None
Drug Abuse: Drinking and smoking throughout.
Other: None
Running Time: 116 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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