Review: ‘Fury’ A Barrage Of Heavy-handedness

The relentless barrage of heavy-handedness in David Ayer’s World War II tank drama “Fury” begins immediately. A lone horseman approaches on the grim horizon of a foggy, corpse-strewn battlefield. Out of the muck leaps a man who pulls the rider down and savagely bludgeons him in the eye. Ayer, a veteran of the Navy and L.A. crime films like “Training Day” and “End of Watch,” wants to make it clear from the start that he’s making a film about the barbaric brutality of war. Into Germany rumbles Sgt. Don Collier, played by Brad Pitt and his M4 Sherman tank. With “Fury” blazed on its gun and a claustrophobic warren of bickering soldiers within, the tank is a killing machine, as are its hardened inhabitants.



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