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The Hurt Locker (2009)

Updated: Jun 22

R | 2h 11min | 8/10 #drama #thriller #war

Parental Rating: R (Restricted – Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.)


 
 

➱ STORYLINE:

The Hurt Locker (2009) follows the harrowing experiences of an elite bomb disposal team in Baghdad during the Iraq War. The film centers on Staff Sergeant William James, a fearless and often reckless bomb disposal expert who takes over a highly trained squad in the final weeks of their tour. His maverick approach to the job puts him at odds with his fellow soldiers, Sanborn and Eldridge, as they navigate the constant threat of death in a city where anyone could be the enemy. The film explores themes of bravery, addiction to danger, and the psychological impacts of war.


➱ STAFF REVIEW:

The Hurt Locker (2009), directed by Kathryn Bigelow, is a tense and gripping portrayal of modern warfare that immerses viewers in the intense reality faced by bomb disposal units. Jeremy Renner delivers a standout performance as Staff Sergeant William James, capturing the complexity and intensity of his character. The film’s realistic depiction of combat and meticulous attention to detail makes it a compelling and powerful war drama. The screenplay by Mark Boal, combined with Bigelow’s masterful direction, creates an atmosphere of suspense and authenticity. The Hurt Locker is a thought-provoking and riveting film that offers a profound look at the human side of war.


➱ CREDITS:

Director:

- Kathryn Bigelow

Writer:

- Mark Boal

Based on:

- Original screenplay by Mark Boal

Starring:

- Jeremy Renner as Staff Sergeant William James

- Anthony Mackie as Sergeant JT Sanborn

- Brian Geraghty as Specialist Owen Eldridge

- Guy Pearce as Sergeant Matt Thompson

- Ralph Fiennes as Contractor Team Leader

- David Morse as Colonel Reed

Produced by:

- Kathryn Bigelow

- Mark Boal

- Nicolas Chartier

- Greg Shapiro

Cinematography:

- Barry Ackroyd

Edited by:

- Chris Innis

- Bob Murawski

Music by:

- Marco Beltrami

- Buck Sanders

Production Company:

- Voltage Pictures

- Grosvenor Park Media

Distributed by:

- Summit Entertainment

Release date: June 26, 2009

Run Time: 2h 11min

Country: United States

Languages: English

Budget: $15 million

Box office: $49.2 million


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