The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker

Byr Kathryn Bigelow

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Release: 2009-07-31
  • Rate: R
  • Lenght: 2h 10min
  • Director: Kathryn Bigelow
  • Producer: Film Capital Europe Funds (FCEF )
  • Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent: USD 3.99
7.3/10
7.3
From 3,861 Certification

Description

When a new sergeant, James, takes over a highly trained bomb disposal team amidst violent conflict, he surprises his two subordinates, Sanborn and Eldridge by recklessly plunging them into a deadly game of urban combat. As the men struggle to control their wild new leader, the city explodes into chaos, and James’ true character reveals itself in a way that will change each man forever in a movie that the NY Daily News says “deserves to stand as one of the defining films of the decade.”

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  • Worst war movie ever made...

    1
    By JSMEANS
    I normally give a lot of artistic liberties to writers and directors... but this simply the worst war movie ever made. Not one scene in the entire movie has any level of accuracy. It's a mashup of zany scenarios that ties nothing together.
  • A Quiet but entertaining outstanding war movie

    5
    By Nicholas becerra
    The Hurt Locker is a memzering war film to say the leasts. And The Hurt Locker deserves to be a fantastic quiet war film and Jeremy Renner is wonderful so as Kathryn Bigelow's directon and cinematopgraphy are all fantastic. I like the fact that Jeremy Renner really cared about his role instead of forcing it and his character is strict and smart i highly recommend the hurt locker it's amazing.
  • Utter propaganda

    1
    By AbinizJohnny
    I hope no filmgoer is gullible enough to believe anything this film depicts as an utterly massive garbage of its generation.
  • Hey

    5
    By thihatinhtut
    Cover pic?
  • 🗑

    1
    By w1zard33
    🗑🗑🗑
  • Thank you

    5
    By parkland shooter
    Thank you for your service
  • E.O DON’T

    1
    By JusFisch
    Great for people who have never lived it and think they’re operators because they play the Call of Duty in their mothers basement. Like others who have been there...this is a joke to us. And this won an Oscar. Sad. Great for a laugh and exactly what being Mobilized is NOT!!! F this crap. The military advisor for this movie must have served as a mall cop because no rightful veteran or active serving member would have ever signed off on this garbage. Poor Army EOD, you guys deserve so much better. Thanks for giving us Navy EOD guys a nice laugh!
  • Surprised

    4
    By davidreview
    I never heard of this before watching. Surprised how much I enjoyed this. Good story, good acting. Worth checking out.
  • The suspense!

    4
    By Sir galifram
    The tension has never been higher in Kathryn Bigelow’s 2009 film “The Hurt Locker”. The film’s story follows a US Bomb Disposal team deployed during the Iraq War. Bigelow’s creation that war is not just tough but a drug, and once you get a taste you’ll come crawling back for more is quite evident in this movie.The opening starts with a quote from war correspondent and journalist Chris Hedges: “The rush of battle is a potent and often lethal addiction, for war is a drug.” The story takes place during the middle of the Iraq war, Staff Sergeant William James (Jeremy Renner) has recently been assigned to a US Bomb Disposal team that lost its last bomb disposal technician in the first 15 minutes of the movie. Sergeant JT Sanborn (Anthony Mackie) and Specialist Owen Eldridge (Brian Geraphty) struggle to follow under their new team leaders reckless lone wolf style of work. Back at base, James meets a young Iraqi boy by the name “Beckham” throughout the movie he would become a common character that would show up at base trying to Sell james DVDs. Ultimately James becomes friends with the young boy. Sanborn talks to Eldridge about “accidentally” killing James when they are defusing a bomb. On their way back to camp the run across what appears to be four Iraqi men with their faces covered standing next to a truck. After tension ensues the four men are revealed to be british mercenary contractors holding two Iraqi’s most wanted. After a firefight with some attackers most of the mercenaries are dead. The team goes on a raid and James believes he finds Beckham dead but ultimately learns that it was just another boy. After james tries to go and find the insurgents on his own he returns to find Beckham looking for him at the base. On their last two days of deployment the team is called in for one final mission where they find a civilian man that has a vest filled with explosives. James after inspecting the vest as the tension climaxes he realizes he cannot defuse the bomb in time and evacuates to a safe distance as the man explodes. Sanborn cannot cope anymore and says he wants to go home and have a family. When James goes home he meets with his wife and child but finds his civilian life boring and the film ends with him starting another year long tour with Delta Company. This movie kept my heart beating from beginning to end. The dirtiness and grit of war creates a numbingness in the movie. Bigelow’s ability to build tension is quite astounding. This is one of my favorite movies solely due to the horrendous but somehow believable events that the team dealt with kept me invested throughout the movie. The Hurt Locker does romanticize the war but it also shows how war is a drug. Just as a viewer from the outside there is a part of me that wants them all to go back. My only problem about the movie was that it appeared fake at at times. A lot of the movie seems as though the team is up against the world with no one to help them. This is hard to believe and sometimes would take me out of the experience and perhaps it was just the way it was edited, but it felt like all of this was happening in a matter of days. Not over the course of a full tour. I agree the movie seems at times to be inaccurate with the real life Iraq war, but this is not to say it is a bad movie. If you like war movies or are just in for a suspenseful thriller with heart pounding scenes this is a fantastic movie for you. I would definitely recommend this movie and will most likely watch this movie a couple more times.
  • g.i.'s as vomiting drunk jocks? offensive to the intellect and to the veteran

    1
    By Neuralangel
    this movie portrated g.i.'s as vomiting drunk jocks. offensive to the intellect and to (at least many) veterans.. I took my senior father, a veteran to see it, both he and i having strong intellectual backgrounds also. it missed the mark as a realistic film, or even as an action film, and definitely as some type of intellectual effort. It was totally self-infatuated irrelevant and gloried in the likes of high school drunks, macho and vomiting, being the front line of horrid war, leaving zero validation for the soldiers and zero validation for what is considered a serious, and i guess film noir, movie these days. i hated it, and my veteran father hated it. i really wish i would have not gone and seen it, and really sad i took my Dad to see it.

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