War is a drug. Nobody knows that better than Staff Sergeant James, head of elite squad of soldiers tasked with disarming bombs in the heat of combat. To do this nerve-shredding job, it's not enough to be the best: you have to thrive in a zone where the margin of error is zero, think as diabolically as a bomb-maker, and somehow survive with your body and soul intact. Powerfully realistic, action-packed, unrelenting and intense,THE HURT LOCKER has been hailed by critics as "an adrenaline-soaked tour de force" (A.O. Scott, NEW YORK TIMES) and "one of the great war movies" (Richard Corliss, TIME). Winner of the Best Picture of the Year at the 2010 Academy Awards.
Won: Best Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, 2010 Academy Awards
Nominated: Best Cinematography, Best Actor (Renner), Best Music, 2010 Academy Awards
Overwhelmingly tense, overflowing with crackling verisimilitude, it's both the film about the war in Iraq that we've been waiting for and the kind of unqualified triumph that's been long expected from director Kathryn Bigelow.