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The Hurt Locker (Widescreen)

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Nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, The Hurt Locker is an intense portrayal of elite soldiers who have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world: disarming bombs in the heat of combat. When a new sergeant, James, takes over a highly trained bomb disposal team amidst violent conflict, he surprises his two subordinates by recklessly plunging them into a deadly game of urban combat. James behaves as if he's indifferent to death. As the men struggle to control their wild new leader, the city explodes into chaos, and James's true character reveals itself in a way that will change each man forever.

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"A near-perfect movie about men in war, men at work. Through sturdy imagery and violent action, it says that even Hell needs heroes." Time Magazine

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"The best nondocumentary American feature made yet about the war in Iraq." A. O. Scott, The New York Times

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"A great film, an intelligent film, a film shot clearly so that we know exactly who everybody is and where they are and what they're doing and why." Roger Ebert

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"This one enters the pantheon of great American war films." San Francisco Chronicle

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"[A]n intense, action-driven war pic, a muscular, efficient standout that simultaneously conveys the feeling of combat from within as well as what it looks like on the ground." Entertainment Weekly

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"A small classic of tension, bravery, and fear, which will be studied twenty years from now when people want to understand something of what happened to American soldiers in Iraq. If there are moviegoers who are exhausted by the current fashion for relentless fantasy violence, this is the convincingly blunt and forceful movie for them." David Denby, The New Yorker

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MAA, March 16, 2010 (view all comments by MAA)
Good, engaging, film. Well worth all the awards & accolades. Manages to develop 3 team member characters, and leaves me wanting to know more about them. Avoids many of the cliches that might otherwise appear in such a film -- doesn't neatly tie up all the loose ends, or have good triumph over evil ... . Well written, well acted, well directed/edited, with a score that integrates with & enhances the story. Recommended.
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Product Details

UPC:
00025192048555
Studio:
Universal Studios Home Entert.
Subject:
Suspense/Thriller
Director:
Bigelow, Kathryn
Actor:
Mackie, Anthony
Actor:
Renner, Jeremy
Subject:
Bomb squads
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Army
Subject:
Action and adventure films
Subject:
Fiction films.
Publication Date:
2010-01-12
Binding:
DVD
Rating:
R
Language:
English
DVD Features:
Additional Footage, Behind The Scenes, Color, Director Cast Commentary, Widescreen
Region:
US and Canada

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Product details pages Universal Studios Home Entert. - English 00025192048555 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A near-perfect movie about men in war, men at work. Through sturdy imagery and violent action, it says that even Hell needs heroes."
"Review" by , "The best nondocumentary American feature made yet about the war in Iraq."
"Review" by , "A great film, an intelligent film, a film shot clearly so that we know exactly who everybody is and where they are and what they're doing and why."
"Review" by , "This one enters the pantheon of great American war films."
"Review" by , "[A]n intense, action-driven war pic, a muscular, efficient standout that simultaneously conveys the feeling of combat from within as well as what it looks like on the ground."
"Review" by , "A small classic of tension, bravery, and fear, which will be studied twenty years from now when people want to understand something of what happened to American soldiers in Iraq. If there are moviegoers who are exhausted by the current fashion for relentless fantasy violence, this is the convincingly blunt and forceful movie for them."
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