Parents' Guide to

Fury

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Extremely violent but very powerful tale of WWII tank crew.

Movie R 2014 134 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 15 parent reviews

age 15+

Great movie, but there is to much blood and gore, my son who is 15, watched it, and he's usually fine about gore, but some scenes in this movie even made him disgusted. Like the scene where Bible looks at his dead comrade (Red) and you see his face blown apart.
age 17+

Violent and bloody and always feels like it's on the verge of devolving into chaos, similar to war.

Pitt shines as a star in this film, proving he's still got it. All of the supporting actors are well entrenched in their character arcs that you bond alongside with them in their tank. The film is violent and bloody and always feels like it's on the verge of devolving into chaos, similar to war. I was riveted and could not look away, no matter how harrowing. A strong film by equally strong performances about a historical time period that is more based on truth than fiction.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (15 ):
Kids say (30 ):

The cinematography and editing here are striking. Ayer color codes the bullets' paths so that incoming and outgoing are easily identified, and the interior workings of the cramped tank are given remarkable clarity without the use of explanatory dialogue. The device of the "rookie" character is a little worn, but then this entire movie harkens back to a simpler age, when war movies were made by tough guys; when they feel pain, it really matters.

Though he has a few duds on his resume, writer/director David Ayer is best known as the writer of Training Day and the writer/director of End of Watch, two movies that focus on the detail-rich workday of cops on the street. After a pause for a disappointing action flick, Sabotage, he's back in that same vein with the FURY. And rather than using his small, focused story to heavily underline themes about the horrors of war, Ayer simply follows characters and moments, letting viewers draw their own conclusions.

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