Aims for Bruce Springsteen with its blue-collar big themes and stadium-rock emotion but ends up as a bandana-wearing clich�.
This is a movie that might have been a great drama at four hours with a more ambitious script and a director with a vision or something to say.
The movie has an undeniable, dour force, but it's basically conventional macho filmmaking, and it's extremely violent.
Good actors really earn their pay when they have to negotiate bad scripts.
A down-and-dirty revenge picture whose classy cast elevates it above its gritty, grimy trappings.
One of the best movies I've seen this year.
If the downbeat plot is depressingly familiar, it's partly salvaged by the quality of the performances.
Grimy and unapologetically melodramatic, Furnace pounds out a steady beat of pulp, violence and possible redemption among folks who have seen better days.
Yes it has a fine cast, and all do good work. But this overly obvious film about the downward spiral lives of lower-class brothers barely scraping by in life goes through mostly expected motions.