A movie review by Dennis D. McDonald
One of the most impressive things about this war film is its attention to detail. I’m referring not only to the brutal and gory action sequences but to the sequences in between where we see the tank crew interact with each other and with those on the “outside.” These guys have been brutalized by war and have difficulty doing more than just following orders, staying alive, and “…killing Germans.”
The underlying “story” appears at first to be constructed from bits and pieces of war movie clichés but when all is said and done the film’s editing, photography, and overall excellent acting elevate it way beyond that. Inglourious Basterds, except for its opening sequence, was a cartoon compared with Fury.
- Peter Webber’s EMPEROR
- John Ford’s THEY WERE EXPENDABLE
- Steven Spielberg’s LINCOLN
- Kevin Macdonald’s THE EAGLE
- Alexander Sokurov’s THE SUN
- Spike Lee’s MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA
- Jean-Jacques Annaud’s ENEMY AT THE GATES
- Lewis Gilbert’s SINK THE BISMARCK!
Review copyright (c) 2015 by Dennis D. McDonald