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The Hurt Locker

Overview


Genre :

Action, Drama

Release Date :

June 26, 2009 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Kathryn Bigelow

Starring :

Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Ralph Fiennes, Guy Pearce, Evangeline Lilly, David Morse

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

3.5 of 4

“..worth the wait..”
by Fernando F. Croce [Slant Magazine]
3.5 of 4

“..the film to see for those seeking an elevated pulse..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
3.5 of 4

“..terrific, testosterone-pumped action pictures that have impressed even the toughest fans..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
“..impressionistic, tense war drama..”
by Fionnuala Halligan [Screen International]
“..doesn't bring anything new to the table of grunts-in-the-firing-line movies..”
by Derek Elley [Variety]
Review rate : A

“..an intense, action-driven war pic..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
“..a full-throttle body shock of a movie..”
by Scott Foundas [Village Voice]
3.5 of 4

“..a combustible drama that shakes you in ways you don't see coming..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
Review rate : A-
Reviewed by Scott Tobias [Onion AV Club]
Review rate : B+
Reviewed by Emanuel Levy [EmanuelLevy.Com]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Chris Cabin [Filmcritic.com]
Reviewed by Richard Corliss [TIME Magazine]
Reviewed by A.O. Scott [NY Times]

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