Hurt Locker, The

Lists: Action, Drama, Thriller, War, Academy Award Best Picture Winners - All Time, Best Picture Winners from the 2000s, Best Picture nominee 2000 to 2009, Independent Film Award Nominees - BIFA

Brief Synopsis: "Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb."

Overall Ranking: 413 (Rank from 2008: # 9)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 62.5%
Regular 31.25%
Half-Popped 6.25%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review
Dan O'Neill100(full review)
David Baruffi97
Bryan Lienesch96 - What Platoon was to Vietnam, Hurt Locker is to Iraq. Beautifully done. Keeps you fully engrossed and never falls into the temptation of giving you a political perspective on the war.
Kevin McCarthy90(full review)
Brandon H90
CinemaVisitor Erik90
Patrick Devitt90
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews90
movierob90(full review)
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium88(full review)
Cut The Crap Movie Reviews by Aiden R80(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest80(full review)
Annwyn S80
Thomas Pollock70
Ryan from Ten Stars Or Less70(full review)
Gorgon Reviews61

People Involved

  • Jeremy Renner (Sgt. William James)
  • Anthony Mackie (Sgt. JT Sanborn)
  • Brian Geraghty (Spc. Owen Eldridge)
  • Guy Pearce (Sgt. Matt Thompson)
  • Ralph Fiennes (Mercenary Team Leader)
  • David Morse (Col. Reed)
  • Evangeline Lilly (Connie James)
  • Christopher Sayegh (Beckham)
  • Christian Camargo (Col. John Cambridge)
  • Suhail Aldabbach (Black Suit Man)
  • Kathryn Bigelow (Director)