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Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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...possibly one of the best war films, despite its low budget and its apparently limited significant range, centered on the role of the hero and the sense of heroism, in the context of the American occupation of Iraq. [Full review in Spanish]
Depicting that toll fairly, and soldiers as flawed people with doubts and fears as well as triumphs, deepens our understanding of war. Still, Hurt Locker probably won't change anyone's interpretation of current events.
Based on the experiences of the journalist Mark Boal, who lived with a patrol similar to the one that's featured in The Hurt Locker, the film finds a perfect channel in its episodic structure... [Full review in Spanish]
Bigelow masterfully narrates the work of these professionals who face death every day, several times a day; and concentrates on the minimal and essential details of life on the front. [Full review in Spanish]
This may be the same sun-bleached Iraq of dusty dirt streets and open deserts we've seen in other Iraq war films, but it's a different kind of movie. Director Kathryn Bigelow's handheld camerawork roams like a spotter's eyes...
As a war movie the film. . .is content to ply the old standbys, such as the men in the trenches who understand the reality of the war, the effete desk-bound commanders who offer useless advice, and the civilians who exist merely as cannon fodder.