Out Of The Furnace Movie Review Summary

Actors: Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana

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A man takes the law in his own hands when he hunts down his younger brother's killer. Russell works in a steel mill in Pennsylvania and is really close to his younger brother Rodney, a reckless, damaged man who did several tours in the Middle East. After Russell causes an accident killing people while driving under the influence, he is sent to prison. When he gets out, he learns that his life couldn't be any more uglier. His dad has died, his girlfriend is now with a cop, Barnes, and his brother is fighting in underground circuits. Rodney runs in dark circles, and is acquainted with a drug dealer Harlan. Rodney's fixer Petty owes Harlan a lot of money, so Rodney is asked to lose a fight as per Harlan's instructions. After the fight, Harlan guns down both Petty and Rodney. Meanwhile, back in Russell's hometown, Russell is informed that Rodney is dead. With nothing to lose, Russell contacts Harlan, and asks him to go to Pennsylvania to get the rest of the money owed him. Harlan arrives, and Russell hunts him down in an abandoned steel mill and brutally shoots him in the head to avenge Rodney's death.
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Best part of story, including ending: It's a story of an older brother who is ready to lay down his life to fight for his younger brother, without any regard about the consequences.

Best scene in story: When Russell tries to convince his brother to live the straight life and work with him in the mill, and Rodney rants about giving his life to his country without being repaid.

Opinion about the main character: Russell may not be perfect but he believes in protecting his family at all costs. He is selfless in this way and is motivated by his principles of lifting himself out of his misery.

The review of this Movie prepared by Tina Medina a Level 30 Banded Kingfisher scholar

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   present 2000+ Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   vigilante hunting down criminal(s) Criminal enemy is...    -   drug dealers

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar worker Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   guns Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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