October 21, 2014

Brad Pitt, Jon Bernthal, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, and Shia LaBeouf in FURY.

Directed by: David Ayer

Written by: David Ayer

Cast: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, Scott Eastwood, Jason Isaacs, Xavier Samuel, Michael Peña

Rating: R

Running Time: 134 minutes

FURY is a World War II film that is more a product of the modern plot-driven action film than an accurate historical period piece. Laced with gruesome imagery and excellent action scenes, the film gives little, if any, depth to the five characters manning a Sherman tank as they make a final push towards Berlin. Two performances do standout: Brad Pitt as Don ‘Wardaddy’ Collier and Shia LaBeouf as Boyd ‘Bible’ Swan. The other performances by Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, and Jon Bernthal are good, but they are never able to get beyond stereotype.

Grade: B

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