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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Jeremy Renner
Anthony Mackie
Brian Geraghty
Guy Pearce
Ralph Fiennes
David Morse
Directors
Kathryn Bigelow
Screenwriters
Mark Boal
Running Time
131 minutes

The Hurt Locker
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The Hurt Locker

Plot
With their previous commander obliterated midway through their latest tour of Iraq, a US bomb disposal squad are landed with Staff Sergeant William James (Renner), whose recklessness in action borders on the insane.


Verdict
The most literally exciting film you will see this year. Forget the off-putting banner of another Iraq movie — go, watch, marvel, endure and book in the palliative of a stiff drink afterwards.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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