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If war is hell, why do so many men choose to fight? In an age when armies consist not of draftees but of volunteers, and men willingly thrust themselves into military action, sometimes the rush of battle is a potent and alluring attraction, even an addiction.
Action Drama - This is a war drama set in Iraq but isn't necessarily about the
politics of the current war. While there are some violent and
intense combat sequences, this is more of a dramatic piece than
action film, and a fairly downbeat one at that.
Jeremy Renner Anthony Mackie NOTORIOUS, EAGLE EYE, WE ARE MARSHALL, CROSSOVER Brian Greaghty I KNOW WHO KILLED ME, BOBBY, WHEN A STRANGER CALLS Evangeline Lilly Ralph Fiennes THE READER, THE DUCHESS, IN BRUGES David Morse PASSENGERS, DISTURBIA, 16 BLOCKS, DREAMER Guy Pearce BEDTIME STORIES, TRAITOR, TWO BROTHERS Dir/Prod: Kathryn Bigelow K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER
PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words, over 30 S-words, 4 GD's, many others. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: Fights, bloody shootings and bodies. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco. ACTION: War combat with gunplay and explosions. COMEDY: Some kid humor.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Very Good This is a tense, well-crafted motion picture that keeps viewers on edge.
USA TodayFull Review Excellent The Hurt Locker wisely probes the distinction between bravery and bravado and is sure to spur discussion on the subject. It is a hauntingly memorable film that is as visually riveting as it is emotionally intense.
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Elite soldiers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world: disarming bombs in the heat of combat. When a new sergeant, James (Jeremy Renner), takes over a highly trained bomb disposal team amidst violent conflict, he surprises his two subordinates, Sanborn and Eldridge (Anthony Mackie and Brian Geraghty), 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' true character reveals itself in a way that will change each man forever.