Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

December 4, 2013

Movie preview: “Out of the Furnace”


Rated: R for for strong violence, language and drug content

Running time: 1 hr 56 min

Cast: Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Sam Shepard, Woody Harrelson, Willem Dafoe

Plot: With the dream of a better life always just out of reach, Russell and his younger brother, Rodney, find their futures taking a grim turn when Russell ends up in jail. On the outside, Rodney falls in with a notorious group of criminals who threaten to destroy any hope for a better tomorrow. When Russell is released from prison the temptation to cut his ties with the past clashes with his sense of duty to his brother, who is headed down the road to ruin.