Metacritic Movie Ratings
Out of the Furnace Reviews

4.0

63

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRichard Roeper

    Bale has given a number of memorable performances, but this just might be his best work to date.

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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyChris Nashawaty

    It's Bale, and his almost biblical quest for justice, who burns his way into your soul.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    VarietyScott Foundas

    Cooper seems to make actors feel safe and willing to expose themselves in ways they ordinarily might not, and time and again he takes scenes to places of unexpected emotional power.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    In the meaty bad guy role, Harrelson entertainingly goes all the way, putting him way out there on the ledge with any of your favorite loonies, psychos and unhinged nutjobs.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Bale's is a pitch-perfect, understated performance in this involving neo-noir thriller.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Phillips

    Affleck, in particular, finds something fierce and noble in uneven material and in his character's rage. He's not like any other actor in American movies.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Village VoiceStephanie Zacharek

    Cooper may have gone overboard in delineating the hardships of blue-collar life in Out of the Furnace. But he has a gift for getting actors to put some muscle into their work, and enough finesse to make sure the sweat doesn't show.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    Devolves from an electrifying character study into a disappointing tale of trackdown and revenge.

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