Russell (Christian Bale, The Dark Knight trilogy) and his younger brother Rodney (Casey Affleck, The Killer Inside Me) are living in the economically-depressed Rust Belt and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. When a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, Rodney is lured into one of the most violent crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will almost cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother.
'Christian Bale' leads an all-star cast in this no-nonsense drama from 'Scott Cooper' (writer and director of 'Crazy Heart) 'Russell Baze' (Christian Bale) leads a pretty mundane existence working at a 'Steel Plant' his family Plant' his family his priority in life. Brother 'Rodney' (Casey Affleck)who had served in 'Iraq' is a bit of a loose cannon in civvi-street, to keep his head above water he takes part in Bare-knuckle fights. He wants that one big score and with the reluctant wheeler-dealer 'John Petty' (William Defoe) he becomes involved with a 'Drug' operative in the seemingly cop-free zone of the Hill and backwoods. 'Rodney' goes missing, the Police seem powerless solving the mystery, and have failed to come up with any quick answers. 'Russell' puts his life on hold to find his brother and encroaches into a dangerous world, his path is sure to cross with rough-diamond 'Harlan DeGroat' (Woody Harrelson) who he'd briefly come across at 'John Petty's' office earlier. An often intense and gritty drama with graphic fight scenes and tense moments. A well made movie, well worth taking time out to watch. Great picture and Sound Quality throughout. Currently available on Region 'A' Becoming available on Region 'B' 2nd June 2014. Features (I would expect to be the same when released in the U.K) * Out of the Furnace' in High-Definition. * Inspiration : The Stars of 'Out of the Furnace' reveal what inspired them to become Actors. * Conversation with Co-writer/ Director - 'Scott Cooper' * Crafting the Fight-Scenes. * The music of 'Out of the Furnace'
Great cast, excellent acting except the young tosser brother who you want dead from the off. Predictable storyline that takes so long to get anywhere you just want to fall asleep. Seems like the director was trying for a Deerhunter type movie, but didnt work. BTW Deerhunter also boring crap