“Out of the Furnace” – blood on the knuckles, grit on the screen, but is it enough?

Every time I see Christian Bale on screen, I come to appreciate his talent even more. And while I might have not enjoyed “American Hustle” as a whole, I can’t deny it the fantastic performances with Bale at the helm. Therefore, I was really excited to finally see “Out of the Furnace”, since it has finally come to my neck of the woods. And while I definitely see the flaws in the story-telling, it seems to me that much of the bad wrap this film received across the pond was either completely uncalled for, or blown out of proportion… and I think I know why that is. Continue reading