• The Hurt Locker (2009)

The Hurt Locker

Release Date: June 26th, 2009

DVD Release Date: January 12th, 2010

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: Thriller , War , Drama , Action

Production Co: Kingsgate Films, Voltage Pictures, First Light Production

Keywords: Quest, Gritty, Tense, Gripping, 2000s, Death, Suspenseful, Soldier, Survival

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Film Threat

    Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker is a grinding, nightmarish machine. show more

  • 90
    Deborah YoungThe Hollywood Reporter

    Tensely action-packed and muscularly directed by Kathryn Bigelow, this tale of an elite U.S. army bomb disposal unit in Baghdad is a familiar story in new clothes, targeted at the young male demographic. show more

  • 100
    Dana StevensSlate

    After The Hurt Locker (which is without question the most exciting and least ideological movie yet made about the war in Iraq), everyone will remember Renner's name. show more

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Awards

Nominated Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Winner Sound Editing
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
Winner Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Sound Mixing
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
Winner Film Editing
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Winner Best Picture
Winner Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Winner Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Cinematography
Winner Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Best Foreign Film
Amandaprisen (2010)
Winner Writing (Original Screenplay)
Winner Directing
Winner Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)