The Hurt Locker Reviews

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.
August 22, 2017
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.
February 15, 2010
Beautifully shot, well acted, and completely unfocused to the point of, well, what was the point? ... don't be fooled.
December 23, 2009
Bigelow displays a fine Hitchcockian skill set, but her politics are muddy-headed at best.
December 9, 2009
A kind of 'Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb' - but for real, this movie ain't kidding. Hurt Locker: War means never having to say you're sorry.
August 11, 2009
Don't believe the hype. This is a cliche-ridden mess which treats Iraqis like zombies or creatures from outer space. Peace activist Chris Hedges should have sued the director for allowing his words to serve as an epigraph for this sorry flick.
June 30, 2009
The script just isn't as serious as the subject matter.
September 4, 2008
Often gripping at a straight thriller level, but increasingly weakened by its fuzzy psychology, Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker doesn't bring anything new to the table of grunts-in-the-firing-line movies.