Hurt Locker

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Date: Thursday, March 4, 2010 7:00pm and 9:25pm
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes
Runtime: 130 Minutes
Language: English
Rating: R

"A movie that deserves to stand as one of the most defining films of the decade." – New York Daily News
"Just when you thought the battle of Iraq war dramas had been fought and lost, along comes one that demands to be seen – if you can handle the raging adrenaline."  – Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"The movie is a viscerally exciting, adrenaline-soaked tour de force of suspense and surprise..." – A.O. Scott, New York Times
Academy Award Nominations:
    Best Director, Actor (Jeremy Renner), Screenplay

Broadcast Film Critics Awards:
    Best Picture, Director

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards:
    Best Picture, Director, Actor, Screenplay

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards:
    Best Picture, Director

Boston Society of Film Critics:
    Best Picture, Director, Actor, Cinematography, Film Editing
The Hurt Locker is overwhelmingly tense, overflowing with crackling verisimilitude, a credit to Oscar-nominated Kathryn Bigelow’s skilful direction.
Bigelow demonstrates a gift for stylized suspense and "heightened emotional states" as this tale of a three-man U.S. Army bomb squad (Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie and Brian Geraghty) unfolds in the terrifying streets of Baghdad.
The film is structured around the 38 days the three men in the EOD squad (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) have left in their rotation in Iraq. They all want to avoid the hurt locker, the place where bad things happen.

Though Sgt. Sanborn (Mackie) and Spec Eldridge (Geraghty) have been in the Army and in Iraq for some time, they've never met anyone like their new leader, Staff Sgt. William James (Renner). 

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