The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker

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 classics as Point Break, Near Dark and Blue Steel.

Selected release.

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

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…


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