New Fury Movie Received Mostly Positive Reviews From Major Critics
Columbia Pictures (Sony) released their new action/drama movie, “Fury,” into theaters yesterday, October 16, and all the reviews are in from the major,top movie critics in the business. It turns out that most of them liked it with an overall 64 score out of a possible 100 across 38 reviews at the Metacritic.com site.
The film stars: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal and Jason Isaacs. We’ve provided blurbs from a couple of the critics, below.
Mick LaSalle at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a perfect 100 score, saying: “At its best, Fury examines the psychological experience of warfare.”
Kenneth Turan from the Los Angeles Times, gave it an 80 score, stating: ” What makes this film distinctive is the adroit way it both subverts and enhances old-school expectations, grafting a completely modern sensibility onto thoroughly traditional material.”
Joe Neumaier over at the New York Daily News, gave it an 80 grade. He said: “Fury excels in showing the ground-level, guttural intensity and claustrophobia of battle.”
Peter Travers at Rolling Stone, gave it a 75 score, saying: “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. Mission accomplished.”
Richard Roeper over at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 75 grade. He stated: “Pitt is at the top of his game, playing a man who has forgotten whatever he used to be and has wholly embraced his role in this war.”
Claudia Puig over at USA Today, gave it a 75 score. She stated: “Fury does capture the brutality of war and the misery of life spent largely confined in an armored tank during the war’s final weeks, in April, 1945.”
John Anderson from the Wall Street Journal, gave it a 70 score, saying: ” World War II is often called the “last good war,” which has also meant that it was the last global conflict out of which the studios could make an unabashedly heroic movie. Fury is not that movie. And because it is not, it provides a few psychic disturbances beyond its shocking gore, burning soldiers blowing their brains out, children hanged from trees by the SS and imminent rape.”
A.O. Scott from The New York Times, gave it a 70 score. He said: “Within this gore-spattered, superficially nihilistic carapace is an old-fashioned platoon picture, a sensitive and superbly acted tale of male bonding under duress.”
Todd McCarthy from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 70 grade, claiming: “Fury is a good, solid World War II movie, nothing more and nothing less.”
Michael Phillips at the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 63 score. He stated: “A handful of revisions, tweaks and adjustments, along with a musical score less bombastically grandiose, might’ve made this a film to remember.”
Ty Burr from the Boston Globe, gave it a 63 grade, saying: “Ayer, who has dealt with charismatic bad boys before — he wrote the script for “Training Day” and directed the sharp police drama “End of Watch” — makes the paternal “Wardaddy” into a figure both monstrous and upstanding.”
Chris Nashawaty from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 58 grade, stating: “Pitt, for instance, could’ve used a scene like Tom Hanks’ in “Saving Private Ryan,” where we learn something — anything — about his life back home and what he’s fighting for besides the Stars and Stripes. Instead, Fury (the title comes from the name of the tank) just plods from one brutal, bloody combat scene to the next.”
Kyle Smith over at the New York Post, gave it a 50 grade, saying: “But for all its 21st-century special effects, the characters, dialogue and values of Fury are straight out of the ’50s. The 1650s, maybe.”
Finally, Peter Debruge over at Variety, gave it a 50 score, stating: “Though colorfully embellished with authentic detail and logistically complex to bring to the screen, Ayer’s script is bland at the most basic story level, undermined by cardboard characterizations and a stirring yet transparently silly climactic showdown.” Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite Movie stuff, and more by Clicking Here.