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The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker
  • 4 stars
  • 2008
  • US
  • 130 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
  • Written by: Mark Boal
  • Cast: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Christian Camargo, Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse, Guy Pearce
  • Website: www.thehurtlocker-movie.com

Based on the accounts of a freelance writer who was embedded in Iraq, 'The Hurt Locker' presents an excoriating vision of the war as seen through the eyes of one particularly wired member of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit (EOD). Bigelow creates an unromantic vision of modern warfare, which is both, muscular and visceral while making us question just how close such heroisms are to lunacy.

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The Hurt Locker

23 Sep 2009

It’s well worth highlighting that Kathryn Bigelow’s Hurt Locker is still on limited release. Based on a journalist’s account of the Iraq war, this is one of the most realistic films to tackle the conflict, as you’d expect from the woman who gave us such…

The Hurt Locker

21 Aug 20094 stars

After half a decade in the wilderness Kathryn Bigelow retreats, re-troops and returns with an excoriating vision of the war in Iraq as seen through the eyes of one particularly mental member of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit (EOD). It’s the…

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