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The Hurt Locker
You'll know when you're in it.
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.
Sure, there's stuff here that bugs me a bit. It mostly has to do with reckless behavior and unrealistic decisions during missions that wouldn't happen in real life in the Iraq war, or any other war for that matter. But that's not the point of this film. This is not a documentary. What this movie sets out to do is take us in the heat, dust and chaos of warfare, showing the effect war has on different persons and providing us with an understanding of what war means for these persons. The basic characterization of the three main characters is apparently clunky. One's insecure, one's by the book and one's off the hook. That's all we're shown at first. But…
Things "The Hurt Locker" Taught Me:
1. Choosing what cereal to buy is harder than defusing a bomb.
2. Who am I kidding, I knew that first one already.
Such a powerful and inspiring film. I've learned so much from this film.
For one thing, I learned never to take my headset off or Anthony Mackie will punch the fuck out of me.
That's the type of stuff they need to teach kids in schools across the globe.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Love is a beautiful thing. People love a bunch of things. Their pets, their friends, their family, bombs. Well the last one might be a little more of a rarity. But regardless, my point is, passion is passion. Is that why Jeremy Renner can't stop diffusing bombs? Ya know I'm still not sure yet. He makes his point rather clear when talking to his baby son in one of the best scenes of the movie saying that the older people get, the less things they actually love. Basically saying that the biggest love he had in his life was diffusing bombs. I am unsure if this is all of why he was so tied up in his time in the…
No matter how "good" or "bad" the film to win best picture is, it will always be considered overrated by a large populous of the viewing pubic. The idea of a singular film being proclaimed the best out of the hundreds of alternative contenders in an entire year is far too touchy a subject to be taken with a quarter-grain of salt. However, in my own unbiased opinion, The Hurt Locker was not necessarily overrated at all. The semi-true story of one of, if not the, most skilled individuals in the American bomb-disposal unit is an enormously intense movie that does not allow me to look away in its frequent moments of visceral urgency. When it comes down to its…
Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker is an intense and powerful war film. With great performances from Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, and Brian Geraghty, this film is not to be missed! I highly recommend The Hurt Locker!
G.I. Joes is more realistic than this piece of shit. The most overrated military film of all time.
Probably the best film I have seen on the war in Iraq. There are some absolutely great moments that just capture you in excitement. The main character (Jeremy Renner ) got on my nerves big time, though, so that does influence the total in a negative way. The combat scene where the nervous rookie has to make a big decision is most likely what I remember most clearly from the film. The acting is great and as a viewer you believe what each person tries to tell you.
A propaganda film by Kathryn Bigelow to impress the Washington and Pentagon guys!
Once again, this a film of which I cant find any flaws. Still, it did not get under my skin.I do admit though that the more I rationalize what I saw, the more stars I will want to award it, so I ll stop at 3,5
AWESOME. AWESOME. AWESOME. AWESOME. AWESOME. AWESOME. AWESOME. AWESOME. AWESOME. AWESOME. AWESOME. AWESOME. AWESOME. AWESOME. AWESOME. AWESOME. AWESOME. AWESOME. AWESOME. AWESOME. AWESOME. AWESOME. AWESOME. AWESOME.
During the 2009 Oscars, I was rooting for Avatar; not even knowing about the POWERHOUSE that was The Hurt Locker. It deserved every bit of it's Best Picture Award. Jeremy Renner is brilliant, so is Anthony Mackie, and so is this film.
Turns out I had a lot of the same thoughts I had the first time. I still like the movie, but watching it a week after Zero Dark Thirty, it focuses my love for ZDT even more.
Una película casi perfecta. Katherin Bigelow nos hace un regalo a la vista con una película que nos enseña la adicción de un desactivador de bombas destinado en Irak al vivir en tensión constante en la guerra. Una película de las que te hacen pensar. Justa ganadora de los Oscars de 2010.
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1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson
IMDb: 8.1 | RT: 91% || Points: 2110 | Peak:…