The Hurt Locker Reviews

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November 28, 2020
Powerful, alluring, and eye-opening entertainment.
November 24, 2020
Switching effortlessly between passages of nerve-shredding suspense and ones of adrenalin-charged excitement, The Hurt Locker blows away the competition.
September 11, 2020
A muscular film that literally embeds the audience inside the hell that is war.
June 18, 2020
Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie exchange drunken punches to the gut as we wonder what civilian life could offer that might possibly compete with this sweaty, boozy, dirty love.
November 13, 2019
[A] riveting, nail biting, action-packed, tension-filled film that pounds the screen with jack hammering intensity. Powerful. Visceral. One of the finest war movies of all time that will find a home in history among the best of the best.
August 5, 2019
As taut and tense as a trip-wire, The Hurt Locker / is a go-for-broke, hang on for dear life, action thrill ride.
May 16, 2019
An edge-of-your-seat thriller that also manages to have a heart and soul.
March 12, 2019
Portraying the effects of war both psychologically and physically, The Hurt Locker features amazingly beautiful direction and superb performances.
April 30, 2018
While many films have tried to present the American family's consumerist nightmare before, Bigelow's film is one that really makes you feel it.
March 2, 2018
One of the best films of 2009. [Full review in Spanish]
March 2, 2018
...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]
March 2, 2018
The Hurt Locker thus enters the select group of war films that address in a masterly way the eternal question "why should man fight for reasons he does not know?" [Full review in Spanish]
March 2, 2018
... a modern classic. [Full review in Spanish]
February 28, 2018
In some ways, The Hurt Locker defies the conventional narrative pattern of cinema. Bigelow's work must be seen as a power-packed punch that lands right on your face.
February 28, 2018
Satisfying from the first frame to the last, The Hurt Locker ranks among the most accomplished contemporary war films.
February 27, 2018
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.
February 27, 2018
In spite of the lack of historical perspective, Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker manages to be a completely engrossing war film.
February 27, 2018
This may not represent the absolute reality of conflict in Iraq, but Bigelow has fashioned a gut-wrenching, gripping piece of suspense cinema that seeks to grab you by the neck.
February 27, 2018
Although more a film about the Iraq war, it's a film about any war, about the tensions and panics experienced by human beings in a warlike conflict. [Full Review in Spanish]
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