First film directed by the German master in Hollywood and the first of a cycle, that would not end until 1956, dedicated to the American legal system and its flaws. Another Lang theme, the blind behaviour of the mob, is also handled in FURY, a film that should belong to any well-educated gentleman's library. Masterpiece.
Fritz Lang's fatalistic drama is very dated in some respects, but also surprisingly modern in its cynical depiction of the media and criminal justice system. The far-fetched plot is often heavy-handed, but Lang's taut direction and strong performances make it worth watching, even if it falls short of the classic it's been described to be.