Hurt Locker (2009) - Oscar ® Winner!
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|You'll Know When You're In It.
|Iraq. Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.|
War is a drug. Nobody knows that better than Staff Sergeant James, head of an elite squad of soldiers tasked with disarming bombs in the heat of combat. To do this nerve-shredding job, it’s not enough to be the best: you have to thrive in a zone where the margin of error is zero, think as diabolically as a bomb-maker, and somehow survive with your body and soul intact. Powerfully realistic, action-packed, unrelenting and intense,
"...an intense, action-driven war pic, a muscular, efficient standout that simultaneously conveys the feeling of combat from within as well as what it looks like on the ground. Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"A near-perfect movie about men in war, men at work. Through sturdy imagery and violent action, it says that even Hell needs heroes. Richard Corliss, Time
Editor's NoteThis thriller from director Kathryn Bigelow (POINT BREAK) travels to Baghdad with a U.S. military bomb detonating unit. THE HURT LOCKER stars Jeremy Renner, Guy Pearce, and Ralph Fiennes.
The Hurt Locker - DVD Review
By: Chris Cabin filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 1/3/2010 12:42 AM
|Action films have become increasingly formulaic: some flirtatious dialogue here; a deafening barrage of bullets there; throw in the moment when the best friend gets slain (and inspires vengeance in the hero), and you're pretty much covered. Now along comes director Kathryn Bigelow, swaggering and swinging for the fences after a seven-year absence from the biz. Her last film, K-19: The Widowmaker, was overly long, melodramatic but ambitious. (It takes courage to ask Harrison Ford to fake a Russian accent.) She returns this time with The Hurt Locker, a madly suspenseful war story that's action to the core....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Mark Boal - Screenwriter|
|Kathryn Bigelow - Producer|
|Mark Boal - Producer|
|Nicolas Chartier - Producer|
|Greg Shapiro - Producer|
|Tony Mark - Executive Producer|
|Barry Ackroyd - Director of Photography|
|Marco Beltrami - Composer|
|Buck Sanders - Composer|
|Kathryn Bigelow - Director|
Golden Globe (2010)
|Kathryn Bigelow, Nominee, Best Director - Motion Picture|
|Mark Boal, Nominee, Best Screenplay - Motion Picture|
|The Hurt Locker, Nominee, Best Motion Picture - Drama|