In Writer/Director David Ayer’s gritty war film Fury, Brad Pitt gives one of his finest performances to date as Don “Wardaddy” Collier, an American Tank Commander, who has led his team from the North African campaign, through France and, now, in Germany as the War is drawing to a close in April of 1945.
Cinematographer Roman Yasyanov and Production Designer Andrew Menzies have done a masterful job in recreating the feeling of the time period and Shia LaBeouf, Michael Peña and Jon Bernthal are all excellent in supporting roles as Wardaddy’s team.
That’s the good news.
From the film’s trailer, I felt the success of Fury would rely on how short Ayer would keep the story of the whiny, sissy boy (Logan Lerman), who was afraid to shoot. Unfortunately, my worst fears were realized as it took fully one third on the movie before this character grew a pair and, to me, the wait was unbearably boring and damaged what could have been a great film.
For that reason, I can only give Fury a 3 out of 5.