• AlecinRealLife

    ★★★★½ Watched by AlecinRealLife 26 Aug, 2014

    I was definitely not expecting to like this movie this much. Just really suspenseful in so many scenes, Jeremy Renner is so great. I love how they wait so long to really elucidate his character. It really hones in on the soldiers and not any politics, for which I think it's a stronger movie.

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  • dr_exploitation

    ★★★½ Watched by dr_exploitation 12 Mar, 2010

    UCI Arrábida 20
    Price: 4€40

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  • Sherhan Mahmud

    ★★★★ Watched by Sherhan Mahmud 11 Aug, 2014

    Holy crap, this movie was energetically insane. Though, it's kind of movie i would see once but, still great.

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  • Pajamabanana

    ★★★★ Watched by Pajamabanana 18 Aug, 2014

    Yay:

    - Technically excellent. Bomb-defusal is by definition tense and suspenseful (so an easy-win I guess), but the setpieces are really well made.
    - Sanborn and James sharing a juicebox.

    Nay:

    - Renner is basically playing Martin Riggs, this contrasted to the grounded docu-style of the rest of the movie doesn't really gel. Especially his solo-mission and leadership decision at the end feel really unearned.

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  • anderdsv

    ★★★ Added by anderdsv

    bem fraquinho

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  • Christian R

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Christian R 12 Aug, 2014

    A powerful raw look at life for those who fight war and take it as a drug. It's a fantastic look into the psychological world of what these men in the film went through for their tour.

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  • Ingmar

    ★★½ Watched by Ingmar 11 Aug, 2014 54

    A bad movie, plain and simple.

    The script is uninteresting strung together with the same structured segments being repeated over and over again in this formulaic and drab war story. First, the team responds to a situation involving explosives. Jeremy Renner doesn't something dickish, Anthony Mackie gets frustrated at him, they manage to clear the situation and leave. Repeat several times. Win Best Picture.

    Bigelow tries to emulate Greengrass' camerawork and it ends up being highly distracting. Must every shot…

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  • Starsk

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Starsk 10 Aug, 2014

    So pleased this won the Oscar instead of the truly dreadful Avatar. A classy film of sustained suspense and tension, with convincing performances from the leads. Good also to see Ralph Fiennes appear briefly.

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  • Bob Hovey

    ★★★★ Watched by Bob Hovey 29 Aug, 2009

    Loved the documentary feel of the film, the acting, the style in which it was shot... overall it is a very tense and suspenseful (if somewhat episodic) film that never lets up.

    Unfortunately, the film's effectiveness is partially dissipated by inaccuracies and improbabilities almost too numerous to count. Time and again the characters are seen doing something incredibly stupid that one is certain would would never happen in real life (and in this respect, I'm sorry to say that this…

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  • tscarp

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by tscarp 08 Aug, 2014

    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…

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  • Abate Faria

    ★★★ Watched by Abate Faria 08 Aug, 2014

    This movie is kind of a documentary. It shows the war in the same way as if you were there. Tension, powder, bombs, bullets... fill up the room where you are watching the film. It's possible that you feel like a soldier. Action is recorded perfectly. The shots and the editing are precise. Is there any director who can come up with an action movie as well as Bigelow does? I didn't think so.

    However, that's all. 'The Hurt Locker'…

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  • Jared Shaw

    ★★★ Watched by Jared Shaw 06 Aug, 2014 4

    Best picture winner? Not at all

    The movie is filled with edge of your seat action and some very suspenseful moments that were really entertaining. The problem with this movie though are the characters, especially the main character played by Jeremy Renner. He is so unlikable that you honestly could't care less about him. The other characters were pretty bland and unlikable too. Anthony Mackie's character was sort of likable but he wasn't given that much character development. The movie…

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