Rent The Hurt Locker (2008)

3.6 of 5 from 1364 ratings
2h 6min
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Synopsis:
The Hurt Locker is an intense portrayal of elite soldiers who have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world: disarming bombs in the heat of combat. When renegade Sergeant William James (Jeremy Renner) takes command of a highly trained bomb disposal unit, he frequently risks the lives of himself and those around him with his suicidal methods and a complete disregard for danger. Caught in the middle are his subordinates Sergeant J.T. Sanborn (Anthony Mackie) and Specialist Owen Eldridge (Brian Geraghty), who can only watch as their leader descends further into addiction: an addiction to war.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , , Christopher Sayegh, , , , Feisal Sadoun, , Imad Dadudi, Erin Gann, , ,
Directors:
Writers:
Mark Boal
Others:
Kathryn Bigelow, Bob Murawski, Chris Innis, Barry Ackroyd, Mark Boal, Ray Beckett, Paul NJ Ottosson, Richard Stutsman, Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders
Studio:
Lionsgate Films
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama, Thrillers
Awards:

2010 BAFTA Best Original Screen Play

2010 BAFTA Best Cinematography

2010 BAFTA Best Direction

2010 BAFTA Best Editing

2010 BAFTA Best Film

2010 BAFTA Best Sound

2010 Oscar Best Picture

2010 Oscar Best Director

2010 Oscar Best Editing

2010 Oscar Best Sound Editing

2010 Oscar Best Sound Mixing

2010 Oscar Best Original Screen Play

BBFC:
Release Date:
28/12/2009
Run Time:
126 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Behind The Scenes
  • Interviews
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/12/2009
Run Time:
130 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Behind The Scenes
  • Interviews
  • Backstage
  • Photo Gallery

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Reviews (8) of The Hurt Locker

Tick, Tick, Tick, Booom!! - The Hurt Locker review by Geordiedog

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27/05/2010

I was extremely pleased that this film has received such accolades as I saw it and thought ‘Wow! This is really cool but I bet no one else likes it’. What really appealed to me was the deeply messed up and bent out of shape nature of the soldiers and how they had to sell their psyches in order to get through the war. It’s a truly modern tale of today’s type of military conflict and rates along side the excellent ‘Generation Kill’.

If you want big battles and big body counts go else where. If you want a sustained, dissonant crawl though a modern war then ‘Hurt Locker’ is the muts nuts.

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Gritty realism - The Hurt Locker review by DB

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20/07/2010

I can see why this film won an Oscar. The film technique really takes you to the war zone and makes you feel like you are really there. It's in the tradition of Apocalypse Now et al. Off beat and yet very poigniant and gritty. If you like war movies with a difference without the all American Hero done good then you'll love this one.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Danger is a drug - The Hurt Locker review by Pete W

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06/09/2010

A gripping representation of life in an American EOD team in Iraq. This doesn't present the guys as purely heroes but shows the corrosive effect of the constant pressure in terms of their relationship with each other and with outsiders. Not afraid to duck the possibility that the whole adventure may be pointless.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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