War never ends quietly.
Brad Pitt is Sergeant Don "Wardaddy" Collier in this WWII action drama, the master and commander of a Sherman tank and her crew (Shia LaBeouf, Michael Peña and Jon Bernthal). The year is 1945, and Allied troops fight their way across German soil. But with many deaths still to come, it's no picnic for the crew, or the new recruit that joins them (Logan Lerman). From the writer and director of End of Watch.... More
Under Collier, the crew of the tank Fury have fought their way through Africa, across Europe and into Deutschland. The sole survivors of a pitched battle, they have little time to rest before being thrown back into the fray, clearing townships, rescuing outgunned GIs and taking on the waves of fanatical soldiers and terrified children that Hitler desperately throws at them.
Fury is the first major role for Shia LaBeouf since he famously started wearing a paper bag over his head. On the set of this film, Brad Pitt reportedly complained he was too smelly to share a tank with.Hide
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BY Steve Newall Flicks Writer
War is hell. And according to Fury it’s also really, really muddy. We’re talking Glastonbury levels of mud, though this version of World War 2 seems absent of any chavvy Englishmen. To be fair, that’s not too surprising, given director David Ayer’s tight focus on the American crew of the titular Sherman tank as it advances into Germany in the final year of the war.... More
Led by a convincingly compelling Brad Pitt, dialling down his Inglourious Basterds performance by about 2%, they’re a believable unit, if comprising the stereotypes you’d expect. To Fury’s credit, the film rises above the obvious, particularly in the form of wide-eyed new recruit Logan Lerman, through whose eyes we’re introduced to the horrors of war.
So far, so familiar, but Ayer knows what he’s doing with this rolling family, in the same way that his End of Watch was elevated by the onscreen relationship between Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña (also appears here). The man also knows his way around an action sequence, and is more than up to various challenges here, including a spectacular and nerve-wracking multi-tank engagement, the countryside lit up by tracer fire and the film’s perspective effortlessly shifting between internal and external points of view.
Is there a huge amount of character development? Not really. Do we come to see the Germans as characters in their own right? Nope. But with any luck you’ll be swept away like I was as Fury gives you the jitters, a superior war film that doesn’t shirk from sudden, shocking violence but still doesn’t overplay its hand when it comes to man’s inhumanity to man.Hide
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BY thorinoak superstar
Destined to be a classic, Fury has the grit, blood, and originality not seen in a WWII film since Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan. Utterly engaging from start to finish, not painting the Allied forces as the 'good guys' and the Germans as the 'baddies' with the one act of mercy in the whole film performed by a German. Superb.
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BY Robb-Morison superstar
Hard to like the tank crew, all individually pretty f**ked up and the new boy 'Machine' becomes a cold hard killer in a couple of days. The nicest person in the film was an 'evil' SS trooper who lets Machine live.
Couldn't fault the action, but would the SS wasted that many men attacking a disabled tank, probably just would have gone around... More it to complete their mission.
Hard hitting action with plenty of blood, guts and mud.Hide
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