The Hurt Locker


Review: An elite Army bomb squad team must come together in the city of Baghdad. They try and make the city a safer place for them and everyone living in it. Every object they find could be a deadly bomb.
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Actors: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie and Brian Geraghty
Year: 2008
Genre: Drama, Action and War
Conclusion: 4/5
This film will have you on your seat for the whole of the film. A very tense film. Winner of 6 Academy Awards. In 2010 it won Oscars for Best Achievement in Directing, Best Achievement in Film Editing, Best Achievement in Sound Editing, Best Achievement in Sound Mixing, Best Motion Picture of the Year and Best Writing – Original Screenplay. At the Baftas it also won 6 awards and they were for Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Film, Best Screenplay – Original and for Best Sound. Kathryn Bigelow is the first female at the Baftas and the Academy Awards to win The Best Director Award. This is on Barry Norman’s list of 100 Greatest Films of all time that he produced at the start of 2012 in The Radio Times. One film critic wrote “Combines white-knuckle tension, sizzling dialogue and poignant insight into the lives of the bravest guys in Baghdad”.

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