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The Hurt Locker

(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Hurt Locker
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US Army Staff Sergeant Will James, Sergeant J.T. Sanborn and Specialist Owen Eldridge comprise the Bravo Company's bomb disposal unit stationed in Baghdad. James is the tech team leader. When James arrives on the scene, Bravo Company has thirty-nine days left on its current deployment. It will be a long thirty-nine days for Sanborn and Eldridge whose styles do not mesh with their new leader. James' thrill of the dismantlement seems to be the ultimate goal regardless of the safety of his fellow team members, others on the scene or himself. On the other hand, Sanborn is by the books: he knows his place and duty and trusts others in the army to carry out theirs as well as he. Eldridge is an insecure soldier who is constantly worried that an error or misjudgment on his part will lead to the death of an innocent civilian or a military colleague. While the three members face their own internal issues, they have to be aware of any person at the bomb sites, some of who may be bombers themselves.
Title: The hurt locker
[videorecording]
Publisher: [Santa Monica, Calif.] : Summit Entertainment, [2010]
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (130 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
CPL DVD# 5958600
Summary: US Army Staff Sergeant Will James, Sergeant J.T. Sanborn and Specialist Owen Eldridge comprise the Bravo Company's bomb disposal unit stationed in Baghdad. James is the tech team leader. When James arrives on the scene, Bravo Company has thirty-nine days left on its current deployment. It will be a long thirty-nine days for Sanborn and Eldridge whose styles do not mesh with their new leader. James' thrill of the dismantlement seems to be the ultimate goal regardless of the safety of his fellow team members, others on the scene or himself. On the other hand, Sanborn is by the books: he knows his place and duty and trusts others in the army to carry out theirs as well as he. Eldridge is an insecure soldier who is constantly worried that an error or misjudgment on his part will lead to the death of an innocent civilian or a military colleague. While the three members face their own internal issues, they have to be aware of any person at the bomb sites, some of who may be bombers themselves.
Audience: MPAA rating R for war violence and language.
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Statement of Responsibility: Voltage Pictures presents in association with Grosvenor Park Media, LP. and F.C.E.F.SA., a Voltage Pictures/First Light/Kingsgate Films production of a Kathryn Bigelow film ; produced by Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, Greg Shapiro ; written by Mark Boal ; directed by Kathryn Bigelow
Credits: Director of photography, Barry Ackroyd ; editors, Bob Murawski, Chris Innis ; music, Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders.
Performers: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse, Guy Pearce.
System Details: DVD; anamorphic widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1, 2.0.
Other Language: English or dubbed Spanish dialogue, Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject Headings: United States. Army Safety measures. United States. Army Unit cohesion Drama. United States. Army Military life Drama. Military missions Drama. Urban warfare Iraq Baghdad Drama. Bomb squads Iraq Baghdad Drama.
Genre/Form: Action and adventure films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
War films.
Fiction films-2010.
Feature films-2010.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired-2010.
DVD-Video discs-2010.
Topical Term: Military missions
Urban warfare
Bomb squads
Publisher No: 66112279
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Aug 27, 2013
  • rufus_red4 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This film should be required viewing for all Americans who forget that there's still a war going on. Kathryn Bigelow takes an impossible situation, men who are saddled with the task of disposing of bombs and is able to make a piece of art. She shows you post traumatic stress disorder in the making and it's aftermath. A well deserved Academy Award for Picture and Director. Especially since the movie is so not commercial, bravo!

Aug 20, 2013
  • 2101kol rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

An engaging effort with a good performance from Jeremy Renner but this is not as interesting as Zero Dark Thirty.

Aug 14, 2013
  • hania4987 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

very realistic, unglamorized and often grim glimpse of current warfare. it doesn't feel like a movie ... well done!

Oct 21, 2012
  • everfaraway rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Awsome movie. Really gives you a great idea of what our troops go through with a little bit of humor to lighten the mood. Wonderful acting on Renner's part

Sep 07, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one.

Aug 25, 2012
  • akirakato rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Although powerfully realistic, action-packed, unrelenting and intense, the film lacks what the director really watns to tell you.
She has just painted the screen with the war scenes, but she seems to have forgotten to paint it with soul and heart.

Jun 21, 2012
  • charlie2911 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very realistic movie !

Dec 01, 2011
  • Kritter408 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Good movie good story line good acting. Not great but its good.

Oct 09, 2011
  • stse88 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Good, but not sure about best picture.

Aug 24, 2011
  • vchuynh rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Pretty good, really interesting to see, didn't know about this role in the military. But I did fall asleep for a little bit.

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Sep 28, 2010
  • lilmisslibrary rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Very upsetting scene with a bomb and a young boy.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Jul 19, 2010
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Jul 19, 2010
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Best Picture, 82nd Academy Awards

Sep 28, 2010
  • lilmisslibrary rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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