• Released
  • June 26, 2009
  • R , 2 hr 7 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Drama
  • 473 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Members (Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty) of a bomb-disposal unit in Baghdad face increasingly perilous situations as their tour-of-duty winds down.

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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A first-rate action thriller, a vivid evocation of urban warfare in Iraq, a penetrating study of heroism and a showcase for austere...
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100

New York Daily News

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What you'll remember most will be Renner's remarkably complex commander. By the time we finally figure him out, it's become clear we've...
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
This one enters the pantheon of great American war films.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The result is an intense, action-driven war pic, a muscular, efficient standout that simultaneously conveys the feeling of combat from...
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

Tensely action-packed and muscularly directed by Kathryn Bigelow, this tale of an elite U.S. army bomb disposal unit in Baghdad is a...
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90

NPR

By Bob Mondello
The adrenaline rush of war has been largely missing from Hollywood's Iraq, but it's certainly front and center in The Hurt Locker, the...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Fused with paranoia and almost unbearable suspense, The Hurt Locker is powerful stuff.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Here's the Iraq War movie for those who don't like Iraq War movies.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Both a psychological portrait and an exciting action film.
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
In The Hurt Locker, the thrill is unexpectedly contagious. You don't realize how riveted you are until you're back on American soil...
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Rated R | For War Violence and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Violent, complex Iraq war drama is rough, tough, thrilling.
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