The review points out Cooper’s generous use of American stereotypes - the ex-con, the lost soldier, the dying town – which, thanks to the clever screenplay and strong performances, help bring home the point.

So far the film has a 73% fresh rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, meaning that most critics agree. If you’re still not sure what to see this weekend, Out of the Furnace will be out in theaters on Friday, December 6.

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You might want to be on the lookout for this come awards season.