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The Hurt Locker

Release Date: June 26th, 2009

R|2 hr. 7 min.

Plot Summary
Staff Sgt. William James (Jeremy Renner), Sgt. J.T. Sanborn (Anthony Mackie) and Specialist Owen Eldridge (Brian Geraghty) are members of a bomb-disposal unit in Baghdad. As their tour of duty enters its final weeks, the men face a set of increasingly hazardous situations, any of which could end their lives in an explosive instant.

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Genres: Action, War, Thriller, Drama

Distributor: Summit Media

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critic reviews( 3 )
  • Here's the Iraq War movie for those who don't like Iraq War movies. show more

  • A first-rate action thriller, a vivid evocation of urban warfare in Iraq, a penetrating study of heroism and a showcase for austere technique, terse writing and a trio of brilliant performances. Most of all, though, it’s an instant classic that demonstrates, in a brutally hot and dusty laboratory setting, how the drug of war hooks its victims and why they can’t kick the habit. show more

  • Fused with paranoia and almost unbearable suspense, The Hurt Locker is powerful stuff. show more

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