New Fury movie got mostly positive reviews from top critics. Columbia Pictures (Sony) released their new action/drama flick, “Fury,” into theaters yesterday, October 16, and the top movie critics have submitted their reviews. It turns out that it sat well with most of them, getting an overall 64 score out of a possible 100 across 38 reviews at Metacritic.com.
The movie stars: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal and Jason Isaacs. We’ve posted blurbs from a few of the critics, below.
Mick LaSalle from the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a perfect 100 score, stating: “At its best, Fury examines the psychological experience of warfare.”
Kenneth Turan over at the Los Angeles Times, gave it an 80 grade, saying: ” 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 from the New York Daily News, gave it an 80 score. He stated: “Fury excels in showing the ground-level, guttural intensity and claustrophobia of battle.”
Peter Travers from Rolling Stone, gave it a 75 grade, stating: “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 from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 75 score. He said: “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 from USA Today, gave it a 75 score. She said: “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 at the Wall Street Journal, gave it a 70, stating: ” 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.”