At heart, 'Fury' is an old-school World War II B-movie

October 16, 2014 4:20 AM

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At heart, 'Fury' is an old-school World War II B-movie

This bit of heroics isn't "what I wanted to do," Brad Pitt's battle-scarred sergeant growls in "Fury," just like a hundred movie sergeants before him. "But it's what we're doing."

The film, which offers a grunt's view of combat, is the sort of gritty World War II movie Hollywood used to churn out four or five times a year. Now, though, the grit is bloodier and R-rated, as is the combat jargon. Firefights have a visceral, video-game immediacy. Still, it's a B-movie.

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