The Hurt Locker (2008)

[Somehow, I missed to review this when I actually saw it, so you’re getting a bonus review today.]

The Hurt Locker is Kathryn Bigelow‘s newest movie, starring Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, David Morse, Guy Pearce and Ralph Fiennes.

Iraq. After the accidental death of one of their team (Guy Pearce), Sgt. Sanborn (Anthony Mackie) and Specialist Eldridge (Brian Geraghty) get a new member in their bomb squad – Sgt. James (Jeremy Renner). Though James is an exceptional bomb defuser, he’s also a crazy risk taker, which puts the team under considerable strain.

The Hurt Locker says things about war that are rarely said, which makes it an important film. The cast is really good, too but the movie has its lengths and I just can’t stand the shaky cam.

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