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About the Movie
April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 231
- Fresh: 177
- Rotten: 54
- Average Rating: 6.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: While these orgies of violence are staged with tense, gruesome precision, they don't convey much beyond what we already know. Namely, that war is hell. Message received.
Fresh: Pitt, who at 50 still looks great with his shirt off, has the gruff charisma to play a dauntless soldier with killer courage and a vestigial streak of humanity.
Fresh: 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.
Fresh: An impressively solid World War II movie of the kind they don't make anymore.
One of the Year’s Bests
Between Godzilla, Snowpiercer, Lone Survivor, and Edge of Tomorrow, Fury is definitely one of the best movies of 2014. It’s brutal, emotional, and intense, three things that a lot of movies are lacking nowadays. I’m not always attracted to war movies, but Fury holds absolutely nothing back and is one hell of a ride. The ending was a little abrupt, but other than that, I loved everything about it and wasn’t bored at all.
Not Original in Any Way
I'm not sure what to say when it comes to David Ayer's latest film "Fury". It's a movie that rides a fine line between mediocre and good. There were moments when I realized how great this film could have been, but those split-seconds were sparse. It's not as if it's particularly unpleasant, It's just not anything new, and none of the characters stuck out to me.
The plot is pretty commonplace, set in the heart of World War Two. We follow Brad Pitt's character, a battered sergeant nick-named `Wardaddy', who has his hands full commanding his five-man crew in their cramped tank. Dealing with the harsh realities of war and a new man aboard, a young soldier who hasn't been properly trained, they're forced to fight outnumbered and outgunned.
The movie is exactly what you might expect and that's probably why I didn't enjoy it. I was able to predict every move, all the way down to each character's arc, and it wasn't an original experience in any way. It felt as if they went down the list of every great war film collecting each trope they could and threw them in as needed.
The most redeeming aspect is the cinematography (which I found to be Oscar-worthy) but the other aspects can't match its greatness. The acting is fine, with Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf bringing the most to the table, but as a whole it's pretty substandard. If you're a fan of the genre you'll probably like this, but I'd recommend skipping it and revisiting classics like "The Bridge on the River Kwai" or "Patton".
Change the summary so it doesn’t spoil the movie. Someone needs to do their job properly.