Out of the Furnace – Behnam Nateghi Report (12-4-2013)

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Christian Bale and Casey Affleck play working class brothers in a rusting small Pennsylvania town, crumbling around them –gray, sad and almost empty, with boarded-up stores and ruined homes. Desperation eventually pushes the anti-hero to extreme violence, which gives the movie its extreme edge. Director Scott Cooper’s second movie after the success of his old-fashioned Crazy Heart, has the feel of the 1970s crime cinema. Critics praised it for featuring strong turns by topnotch talents, such as Wood Harrelson, William Dafoe, Forest Whitaker and Zoe Saldana.

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