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The Hurt Locker (2008)

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Starring (View all)
Jeremy Renner Jeremy Renner
Staff Sergeant William James
Anthony Mackie Anthony Mackie
Sergeant JT Sanborn
Brian Geraghty Brian Geraghty
Specialist Owen Eldridge
Guy Pearce Guy Pearce
Sergeant Matt Thompson
Ralph Fiennes Ralph Fiennes
Contractor Team Leader
David Morse David Morse
Colonel Reed
Evangeline Lilly Evangeline Lilly
Connie James
Christian Camargo Christian Camargo
Colonel John Cambridge


Written by
Mark Boal Mark Boal
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Gulf Bore

12 years, 8 months ago at Mar 10 11:29
11 votes
I bought this film safe in the knowledge that it had to be something groundbreaking and after pocketing six academy awards with resistance from the likes of Avatar, I was surely onto a winner…..Right? Wrong.

Best Director is the only truly deserved Oscar awarded because she has somehow managed to construct a two hour long film out of three decent scenes. Not since the French fle... read more

War is a drug. You won't quit this one.

12 years, 9 months ago at Mar 3 12:02
4 votes
''The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug.''

Iraq. Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.

Jeremy Renner: SSG William James

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The Hurt Locker

12 years, 10 months ago at Jan 30 15:59
1 vote
William James takes over as the leader of the Us Bomb squad with only a certain number of days in their tour. He is taking over after Staff Sergeant Matt Thompson has killed during the diffusing of a bomb. Will doesn't follow the rules, he lives by his own and that puts those around him in danger.

Staff Sergeant William James: There's enough bang in there to blow us all to Jesus. I... read more
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Description: The Hurt Locker, winner of the 2008 Venice Film Festival SIGNIS Grand Prize, is a riveting and suspenseful portrait of the elite members of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) squad, soldiers who volunteer to challenge the odds and save lives in one of the world’s most dangerous jobs. Three EOD members battle insurgents and each other as they seek out and disarm deadly bombs in a thrilling race against time. A heart-pounding, edge-of-your-seat look at the effects of combat and danger on the human psyche, The Hurt Locker, meaning a place of ultimate pain, is based on the first-hand observations of journalist and screenwriter ... (more)
Release date: 10 October 2008
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“When I heard that The Hurt Locker had won Best Picture, I was keen on seeing if it lived up to my expectations. So I watched the film with my dad, brother and sister, and while there were some good things, such as the direction and how it was made, I was left disappointed as well. I really wanted to like this film, but the thing was it didn't completely grip or excite me.

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