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The Hurt Locker is Kathryn Bigelow's essay into comparing the addiction to war to the addiction to drugs. Jeremy Renner portrays a rogue IED dismantler and his by the book crew. Based upon the personal accounts of journalist Mark Boal during the Iraq War Bigelow provides a gritty and grim vision of what it's truly like to be a soldier in today's world. Renner, Omari Hardwick, and Brian Geraghty lead the EOD crew and we see their day-to-day encounters with IEDS complete with destruction and death. Emotions and tensions run high throughout and the conclusion leaves us wondering what will become of the characters that we became so familiar with. A gripping expose on the horrors of war.
Intense and powerful film about the Iraq War. Strong performances from its leads make this movie about an EOD team in the Iraq war. I loved the dynamic of the different personalities and how the interacted with each other during the intensity of war.
A good gritty look at modern warfare that imparts a few important messages. It doesn't however do a good job of filling its runtime and ends up dragging on a bit too long with some confusing story arcs and cliche scenes.
A serious and brutally emotional war film centered around three characters of different temperaments. The lack of music and the clever use of silence successfully dials up the intensity in each bomb disarming mission. Despite the lack of a central story arc, emotions and character psychology are the qualities that carry the film. Suggested by the film's great writing and acting, we empathize with our three major characters and delve ourselves into their complex minds that speaking cannot elucidate.