The Hurt Locker
You'll know when you're in it.
This highly-rated war drama takes a look at a bomb disposal squad operating in Iraq. We focus on three men, in particular the new squad leader, and two of his underlings, who have only a few weeks left before returning Stateside. The new leader has a reckless streak and pushes his men into dangerous situations, which is of course at odds with his men's desire to go home alive ...
131 minutes , No persons under 16 (Language, Violence) Action, Drama, Thriller, War.
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Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse, Evangeline Lilly
Kathryn Bigelow Screenplay Mark Boal Music Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders Cinematography Barry Ackroyd Editing Chris Innis, Bob Murawski Sound formats Dolby Digital Soundtrack Available
Made in 2009
Produced by Voltage Pictures, Grosvenor Park Media, FCEF, First Light Productions, Kingsgate Films
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FPB Report (SA)
Genre War, drama
Language Moderate to strong and infrequent
Violence Fairly frequent, realistic, moderate to strong bloody and gore
Blasphemy Some profanity, mild to moderate
Drug abuse Tobacco use
Comments Intense sense of threat and menace
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ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / Nudity Violence Blood / Gore / Gross Guns / Weapons Profanity Alcohol / Drugs Smoking Disrespectful / Bad Attitude Imitative Behaviour Frightening / Tense Scenes Jump Scenes Tense Family Scenes Music (Scary/Tense) Music (Inappropriate) Topics to talk about
Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Cape Argus/The Star Theresa Smith 15
Die Burger François 15
Cape Times Kenneth Turan 20 International Media
Box Office (USA) Pam Grady 15
Chicago Sunday Times Roger Ebert 20
eye Weekly (Canada) Jason Anderson 15
Rolling Stone (US) Peter Travers 18
ScreenIt (USA) C. Fuchs 14
Metacritic.com 35 critics 19
RottenTomatoes.com 195 critics 17
RottenTomatoes.com Tomatometer 19
IMDB 46624 Netizens 16
Average .. 85% 17
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