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The Hurt Locker (2008)

The Hurt Locker
Running time: 125 min | Genre: War of Iraq, Drama, War, Action, Thriller, War of Iraq, Independent Film United States
The Hurt Locker

Synopsis

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. 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, William 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. From visionary filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker is based on first-hand observation by journalist and screenwriter Mark Boal who was stationed on assignment with a special bomb unit. Starring Jeremy Renner (Dahmer, The Assassination of Jesse James), Anthony Mackie (Half Nelson, We Are Marshall) and Brian Geraghty (We Are Marshall, Jarhead), the film couples grippingly realistic action with intimate human drama to portray soldier psychology in a high-risk profession where men volunteer to face deadly odds.

Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

Best Picture
WINNER
Best Original Screenplay
WINNER
Best Director (Kathryn Bigelow)
WINNER
Best Film Editing
WINNER
Best Sound Editing
WINNER
Best Sound
WINNER
Best Music (Score)
NOMINATED
Best Leading Actor (Jeremy Renner)
NOMINATED
Best Cinematography
NOMINATED

Golden Globes Awards

Best Picture - Drama
NOMINATED
Best Director (Kathryn Bigelow)
NOMINATED
Best Screenplay
NOMINATED

BAFTA

Best Picture
WINNER
Best Director (Kathryn Bigelow)
WINNER
Best Original Screenplay
WINNER
Best Cinematography
WINNER
Best Film Editing
WINNER
Best Sound
WINNER
Best Leading Actor (Jeremy Renner)
NOMINATED
Best Special Visual Effects
NOMINATED

Japan Academy Prize

Best Foreign Language Film
NOMINATED

Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG)

Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
NOMINATED
Best Leading Actor (Jeremy Renner)
NOMINATED

Independent Spirit

Best Leading Actor (Jeremy Renner)
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actor (Anthony Mackie)
NOMINATED

Venice Film Festival

SIGNIS Award
WINNER
Golden Lion - Best Film
NOMINATED

Critics Choice Award

Best Picture
WINNER
Best Director (Kathryn Bigelow)
WINNER
Best Leading Actor (Jeremy Renner)
NOMINATED
Best Original Screenplay
NOMINATED
Best Cinematography
NOMINATED
Best Film Editing
NOMINATED
Best action movie
NOMINATED

Directors Guild of America (DGA)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film (Kathryn Bigelow)
WINNER

Gotham

Best Picture
WINNER
Best Ensemble Performance
WINNER
Most Outstanding Newcomer to Film (Jeremy Renner)
NOMINATED

Boston Society of Film Critics

Best Picture
WINNER
Best Director (Kathryn Bigelow)
WINNER
Best Leading Actor (Jeremy Renner)
WINNER
Best Cinematography
WINNER
Best Film Editing
WINNER
Best Screenplay
NOMINATED

Chicago Film Critics Association

Best Picture
WINNER
Best Director (Kathryn Bigelow)
WINNER
Best Leading Actor (Jeremy Renner)
WINNER
Best Screenplay
WINNER
Best Cinematography
WINNER

American Film Institute Awards (AFI Awards)

Top 10 - Movies of the Year
WINNER

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Best Picture
WINNER
Best Director (Kathryn Bigelow)
WINNER
Best Cinematography
NOMINATED

New York Film Critics Circle

Best Picture
WINNER
Best Director (Katheryn Bigelow)
WINNER
Best Leading Actor (Jeremy Renner)
NOMINATED

Top 10 - Movies of the Year
WINNER

Details

Original title

The Hurt Locker

Director

Kathryn Bigelow

Producer

Summit Entertainment, First Light Production, Kingsgate Films

Running time

125 min

Screenwriter

Mark Boal

Music

Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders

Cinematography

Barry Ackroyd

Year

2008

Country

United States United States

Web

http://thehurtlocker-movie.com

Box Office

Budget

$15,000,000

Gross

$49,230,772,

Ranking

IMDb
7.6
Metacritic
9.5
Rotten Tomatoes
9.8

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