The Hurt Locker

Title: The Hurt Locker
Year: 2008 (Europe), 2009 (US)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Writer: Mark Boal
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty
Music: Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders
Distinctions: Oscars for Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Sound and Best Sound Editing; Oscar nominations for Best Actor (Renner), Best Cinematography and Best Score
Length: 131 minutes
Synopsis: a bomb-diffusing team in Iraq
How I saw it: in the theater, yesterday
Subjective Rating: 8/10 (Great)
Objective Rating: 9/10 (1 point off for music) c. 3.7/4 (Great)

Very intense; I was still a bit on edge for a good half hour after watching it. Easily the best serious war movie I’ve ever seen. Crazy well-made, and apolitical.

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