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The Hurt Locker
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The Hurt Locker

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The Hurt Locker

BluRay Authority
28 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Since the Iraq War began, numerous films have been made regarding the subject. However, none that I have seen are truly as gripping or as powerful as The Hurt Locker. It tells the story of an EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) unit in Iraq and centers around their new leader, Sergeant James, who...
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Overall 9
9.0

In Theaters: The Hurt Locker

movieline
12 April 2010
  • Excerpt: There are a few events in the early lead for this summer's Biggest Hollywood Shame -- Land of the Lost doomed by mismarketing, Eddie Murphy disappearing from the face of the planet, and Kathryn Bigelow's instant classic The Hurt Locker opening in the long, dense shadow of Transformers: Revenge of...
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Hurt Locker, The

digitalbits.com
8 March 2010
  • Excerpt: Coming out of left field, one of the most surprising independent films released in 2009 was The Hurt Locker , a roller coaster ride of a drama based on the lives of three men in an Explosive Ordnance Disposal squad stationed in Iraq.
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The Hurt Locker Review

DoBlu
12 January 2010
  • Excerpt: The Hurt Locker’s opening scene is remarkable. Knowing next to nothing about the characters, their motivations, or what their job entails, emotion and tension exists. A military bomb squad begins to dismantle a roadside explosive, carefully cutting wires after a robot fails to perform as...
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Overall 8
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The Hurt Locker

High-Def Digest
10 January 2010
  • Summary: Hands down, this is one of 2010's first must own Blu-ray releases. The movie is an absolute, pulse-quickening masterpiece, the disc's audio and video are staggering and the extra features, while not voluminous (it leads me to believe, should the movie get the Academy Awards appreciation that's...
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Overall 9
9.0

The Hurt Locker

Cinema Blend
26 June 2009
  • Excerpt: Director Kathryn Bigelow’s Iraq war movie ignores almost the usual trappings of the by now well traveled modern desert warfare genre in the process accomplishes something almost none of those other movies was capable of: It’s good.
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The Hurt Locker

Slate Magazine
25 June 2009
  • Excerpt: You will never see a better movie about an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team.
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The Hurt Locker

AV Club
25 June 2009
  • Excerpt: Over the course of the Iraq War, reports of people killed and maimed by the crude roadside bombs known as IED (Improvised Explosive Devices) became commonplace. And yet the people who save lives by defusing such bombs remained largely untrumpeted.
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Review: ‘The Hurt Locker’

Variety
4 September 2008
  • Summary: Kathryn Bigelow's "The Hurt Locker" doesn't bring anything new to the table of grunts-in-the-firing-line movies.
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Hurt Locker, The

Empire Online
23 July 2014
  • Conclusion: The most literally exciting film you will see this year. Forget the off-putting banner of another Iraq movie — go, watch, marvel, endure and book in the palliative of a stiff drink afterwards.
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