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The Hurt Locker Film Review (2008 Movie) - the Dangerous Job of Bomb Disarmament

Updated on June 20, 2022
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The Hurt Locker Movie Review

Excellent actor Jeremy Renner in The Hurt Locker the movie.
Excellent actor Jeremy Renner in The Hurt Locker the movie. | Source

Movie Review of The Hurt Locker

Movie Review of The Hurt Locker
Movie Review of The Hurt Locker | Source

The Hurt Locker the movie (2008 movie) - A Movie Review


The Hurt Locker is an extraordinary, visually intense and realistic movie depiction about the dangers of working at bomb disarmament.

The Hurt Locker the movie was the winner of the Best Picture award at the 82nd annual Academy Awards. The Hurt Locker the movie also won for various other categories including Best Director, Kathryn Bigelow. The Hurt Locker movie won 6 Academy Awards in all.

This film, The Hurt Locker is not for the faint at heart. The Hurt Locker the movie is a fictional depiction of the war in Iraq. The Hurt Locker is presented in documentary style with the film editing and offers a very realistic platform.

A team leader and his two colleagues in The Hurt Locker the movie

The director of the film, The Hurt Locker has spoken about telling the story of individuals who have what is perhaps the most dangerous job in the whole world. That job is bomb disarmament.

  • The story of The Hurt Locker the movie begins with following a team leader and his two colleagues as they set about this dangerous work of bomb disarmament.
  • In The Hurt Locker the movie, tragically the team leader is killed.
  • There are sad scenes in The Hurt Locker of his personal affects being gathered and packed to be sent home to his family.

Clearly, his colleagues had an excellent rapport with him. They grieve him and will miss him.

Shortly after in The Hurt Locker the movie, the team leader is replaced by a much more arrogant man, First Class Sargeant William James (played by Jeremy Renner) and his colleagues have a lot more difficulty getting along with him.

Sargeant William James in The Hurt Locker the movie

It is so important to be able to trust your partners in this type of work and Sargeant Williams James' colleagues are presented with a man who just likes to do his own thing. He even throws his headset to the ground to discourage the needed communication with his partners.

While he is very arrogant, he is also incredibly highly skilled and very gifted in his work. His work is of course heroic as he is able to disarm bombs with quick precision and get many people out of danger.

  • Included among the missions for Sargeant William James are the disarmament of car bombs as well as bombs on suicide bombers who regret the decision to place a bomb on the body and want to relinquish it.

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First Class Sargeant William James' distinguished career in bomb disarmament is described in The Hurt Locker movie

During The Hurt Locker film, it is noted that William James has disarmed over 800 bombs during his career. The film depicts only one of his failed attempts and it is very gripping and sad.

The film, The Hurt Locker will definitely keep your attention. You'll be very focused on what is going on from beginning to end.

OK, you've got my attention.

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The Hurt Locker

Rated: R

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, and others

I rate it: 4/5 stars ****

The Hurt Locker the movie (2008 movie)

4 stars for The Hurt Locker the movie

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The Hurt Locker

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