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      The Fury

      R Released Mar 10, 1978 1 hr. 58 min. Mystery & Thriller Horror List
      80% 30 Reviews Tomatometer 49% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score When a devious plot separates CIA agent Peter Sandza (Kirk Douglas) from his son, Robin (Andrew Stevens), the distraught father manages to see through the ruse. Taken because of his psychic abilities, Robin is being held by Ben Childress (John Cassavetes), who is studying people with supernatural powers in hopes of developing their talents as weapons. Soon Peter pairs up with Gillian (Amy Irving), a teen who has telekinesis, to find and rescue Robin. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Oct 31 Buy Now

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      Brian De Palma reins in his stylistic flamboyance to eerie effect in The Fury, a telekinetic slow burn that rewards patient viewers with its startling set pieces.

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      Jeff M Had I not known better, I would have sworn this had to be based on a Stephen King novel! It feels like a perfect integration of CARRIE and FIRESTARTER. But the screenplay and the book on which it is based were written by John Farris. I find the topics of telekinesis and psychic phenomena and that sort of thing absolutely fascinating. The aforementioned CARRIE may be my favorite horror movie of all time. And during the middle sections of this film, I was halfway enthusiastic. However, it takes a good 45 minutes in the beginning to pick up steam, and the last 10-15 minutes are nothing short of horrendous. This is one of the worst endings to a movie ever. I personally would have liked to see Douglas' role excised (it's basically a glorified supporting performance) and see the focus shifted more to Irving and Andrew Stevens, who plays Robin. If crying and widening your eyes are an art form, then Irving is Picasso here. One of the pleasures for me was the quintessential 70s cast with many familiar faces. Look for small parts by Daryl Hannah and THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS' Melody Thomas Scott. But this is among my least favorite of DePalma's films - maybe THE least favorite of what I've seen thus far. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/17/24 Full Review Alec B De Palma makes the extremely silly screenplay work, emphasizing violent set-pieces over the tedious psychobabble. Also, I appreciate a movie that knows exactly when it should end. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/10/24 Full Review Steve D Never seems to focus on a protagonist so it never develops any of them. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 08/14/23 Full Review M S A really bad knockoff of Carrie. Amy Irving just couldn't reproduce Sissy Spacek's performance. And not one of Douglas's better films, but we all have to have wrecks in our lives. Why De Palma would want to do what is essentially the same film twice is beyond me. Don't waste your time, watch Carrie instead. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 06/19/23 Full Review steve m Great start to the movie, but slowly died to a government conspiracy movie. Lots of big movie stars, too bad they didn't have better material to work with. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Shioka O I think De Palma can make it much better. The ending is a great joke! I'm not sure whether he used Kirk Douglas and John Cassavetes effectively. It's pleasure to see them in a picture, though. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 12/03/22 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Pauline Kael New Yorker There’s an ecstatic element in Brian De Palma’s new thriller The Fury: he seems to extend the effects he’s playing with about as far as he can without losing control. Sep 12, 2023 Full Review Eric Henderson Slant Magazine The movie that draws the deepest line in the sand between De Palma apologists and De Palma maniacs. Rated: 4/4 Sep 4, 2006 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times Brian De Palma's The Fury is a stylish entertainment, fast-paced, and acted with great energy. Rated: 3/4 Oct 23, 2004 Full Review Kathey Clarey Fresno Bee It's not for the faint-hearted, the impressionable or for children It is for those who enjoy the kind of suspenseful horror film that never quite lets you on the edge of your seat and makes you believe the world it creates. Aug 5, 2021 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...a somewhat forgettable yet mostly watchable thriller... Rated: 2.5/4 Feb 17, 2021 Full Review Bernard Drew Gannett News Service It is convoluted, confused and confusing. It has a serviceable enough idea for a genre melodrama of this sort but it has not been properly worked out. Nov 1, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis When a devious plot separates CIA agent Peter Sandza (Kirk Douglas) from his son, Robin (Andrew Stevens), the distraught father manages to see through the ruse. Taken because of his psychic abilities, Robin is being held by Ben Childress (John Cassavetes), who is studying people with supernatural powers in hopes of developing their talents as weapons. Soon Peter pairs up with Gillian (Amy Irving), a teen who has telekinesis, to find and rescue Robin.
      Director
      Brian De Palma
      Executive Producer
      Ron Preissman
      Screenwriter
      John Farris
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      Twentieth Century Fox
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 10, 1978, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 1, 2013
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