The Hurt Locker cleaned up on Oscar night, taking home six trophies, including Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow (the first woman to win the award) and Best Picture. The Academy has spoken ? but what do the critics have to say? Where does The Hurt Locker rank with the pundits among the Best Picture winners?
Very highly, it turns out. At 97 percent, The Hurt Locker is the 13th best-reviewed Best Picture of all time ? one slot below Gone With the Wind and one above Casablanca (we?re shocked -- shocked! -- at that fact as well). It?s also the best-reviewed war film ever to win -- The Hurt Locker tops Schindler?s List (number 15), Patton (number 16), The Best Years of Our Lives (number 19) and All Quiet on the Western Front (number 20). In other words, The Hurt Locker is in the company of some undisputed classics. But there?s plenty more to explore ? take a tour of Oscar history with RT?s Best of the Best Pictures countdown!
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