Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Fury is an extremely violent World War II drama about a tank crew stationed in the middle of Germany during the final months of the war. Heads and legs are shot off, gruesome body parts are shown, and there's lots of splattering, flowing blood and hundreds (or possibly even thousands) of dead bodies. A young American soldier disappears into a bedroom with a German girl; they're shown kissing, and sex is implied, but nothing is shown. The men exchange plenty of strong innuendo, and some non-nude girly pictures are shown. Language is quite salty, with several uses of "f--k," plus "s--t," "a--hole," "son of a bitch," etc. Characters occasionally smoke cigarettes in a background way (accurate for the '40s setting), and in one scene, they share a bottle of what looks like whisky. The movie -- which stars Brad Pitt -- manages to be dramatic and exciting without being preachy, and older teens and parents may come away with their own ideas of what war is really about.
An American soldier and a German girl disappear into a bedroom for consensual sex. They kiss, but nothing else is shown. Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) is shown shirtless. Occasional strong verbal sexual innuendo. Pinup pictures (non-nude) are occasionally shown inside the tank and in other places.
Shocking, realistic violence. Heavy shooting, and high-powered weapons blow off soldiers' heads and limbs. Blood runs everywhere, in splatters and streams. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of dead bodies shown; piles of bodies are bulldozed out of the way, and tanks run over dead bodies in the mud. A rookie is made to clean up a bloody mess inside the tank, which includes half of a man's face lying in a puddle of blood. Nazis use children in battle; some are killed. A character is killed with a knife. Dead, hanged bodies are shown. A woman is briefly shown slicing up the carcass of a horse.
Strong language includes several uses of "f--k," plus "son of a bitch," "s--t," "bastard," "a--hole," "t-ts," "motherf----r," "p---y," "whore," and "c--ksucker."
The movie is largely about teamwork and working together -- although friction among the five men always leads to imbalance and fighting. But the movie also leads viewers to ponder the horrors of war and the wartime attitude that it's perfectly OK to kill your enemies, even if they're human beings with families.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Characters smoke cigarettes regularly (accurate for the time period). Characters share a green bottle of what looks to be whisky, taking huge slugs from the bottle. The bodies of several wealthy Germans are shown lying among many open bottles; they're said to have got "drunk as lords" and then killed themselves.