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Summary When a new sergeant, James (Jeremy Renner), takes over a highly trained bomb disposal team amidst violent conflict, he surprises his two subordinates, Sanborn (Anthony Mackie) and Eldridge (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 t...

Directed By: Kathryn Bigelow

Written By: Mark Boal

The Hurt Locker
Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 37 Critic Reviews
95
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 955 User Ratings
7.6
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Summary When a new sergeant, James (Jeremy Renner), takes over a highly trained bomb disposal team amidst violent conflict, he surprises his two subordinates, Sanborn (Anthony Mackie) and Eldridge (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 t...

Directed By: Kathryn Bigelow

Written By: Mark Boal

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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 37 Critic Reviews
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36 Reviews
3% Mixed
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0% Negative
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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 37 Critic Reviews
95
97% Positive
36 Reviews
3% Mixed
1 Review
0% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 955 User Ratings
7.6
79% Positive
757 Ratings
12% Mixed
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9% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 955 User Ratings
7.6
79% Positive
757 Ratings
12% Mixed
115 Ratings
9% Negative
83 Ratings

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Production Company Voltage Pictures, Grosvenor Park Media, Film Capital Europe Funds (FCEF ), First Light Production, Kingsgate Films, Summit Entertainment
Release Date Jun 26, 2009
Duration 2 h 11 m
Rating R
Tagline You'll know when you're in it.
Academy Awards, USA
• 6 Wins & 9 Nominations
Golden Globes, USA
3 Nominations
Alliance of Women Film Journalists
• 6 Wins & 10 Nominations