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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.

Cast: Jeremy Renner , Anthony Mackie , Brian Geraghty , Guy Pearce , Ralph Fiennes , David Morse , Evangeline Lilly , Christian Camargo

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Genres: Action, War, Thriller, Drama

Distributor: Summit Media

The Hurt Locker (2008)

Release Date: June 26th, 2009|2 hr. 7 min.

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fan reviews ( 57 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Here's the Iraq War movie for those who don't like Iraq War movies. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    This one enters the pantheon of great American war films. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Both a psychological portrait and an exciting action film. show more

  • July 24, 2011 Jeanne
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    The only good part was the trailer. Talk about a dragging boring movie.

  • April 30, 2011 nf00000000090272
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    I was pissed when I found out this movie won the Oscar over Avatar, but I had not seen it yet. Once I was The Hurt Locker I understood immediately why this movie won the Oscar for best film. IT IS AMAZING!!

  • November 15, 2010 greatyook6
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    The most impressive scene I choose is after he come back home from the Iraq. He couldn’t even buy a cereal from a shopping mart, trying to find the reason why he has to go back to Iraq. He justifies himself and can find his place in home. Basically, what happens in the movie seems caused by james who is addicted to deactivating bomb, but those are caused by the war and the character, james, can be seen as created by the war. In this sense, the bomb building technology and techniques he uses are factors he can’t live without. He visualizes that he can’t do anything but deactivate the bomb in the reality and how highly the war can ruin someone’s

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