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How on earth was Samuel L Jackson talked into this excruciatingly amateurish thriller? He plays Foley, a conman going straight after a 25-year stretch for killing his partner. His victim’s son, Ethan (Luke Kirby), seems to be in a forgiving mood (for a man with the crazy eyes and cocaine jitters of a textbook movie psycho). He’s sniffing around trying to persuade Foley into one last grift; when Foley refuses, Ethan lays a honey trap involving a beautiful young junkie (Ruth Negga).

Here the script throws in a nightmarish, noirish twist calculated to shock you to the core. It won’t, and ‘Fury’ takes itself so seriously that it denies us even a few guilty-pleasure giggles. Surely there were sheepish faces all round in Jackson’s camp when they saw this?

By: Cath Clarke


Release details

Rated: 18
Release date: Friday April 20 2012
Duration: 89 mins

Cast and crew

Director: David Weaver
Cast: Samuel L Jackson
Luke Kirby
Ruth Negga
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Frank S

Again S.L.J has brought a movie to the fore with an excellent depiction of a man trying to help himself in life but denied by others. Any other actor cannot do what he does...he brings perspective to the role. Brilliant..........