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Movie Review: Best Picture Nominee The Hurt Locker (5 of 10)

March 3, 2010

The Hurt Locker was released in theatres on July 10th, and came to DVD on January 12th. We have not previously published reviews of this title.


The Hurt Locker Review By John C.

**** (out of 4)

The Hurt Locker is one of the front runners for Best Picture, and it’s hard to believe anyone voting for Avatar instead of this film. The suspense and acting make for a powerful, unforgettable experience.

Though arguably not the most fully rounded of “the ten” in terms of overall character development and plot, Kathryn Bigelow’s tension-filled, Iraq-based, action-drama, is not only one of the best movies of last year, The Hurt Locker was one of the defining achievements of the past decade.


The Hurt Locker Review By Erin V.

**** (out of 4)

Out of the 10 nominees, the Best Picture race seems to be between The Hurt Locker and Avatar. Which one should win? Hands down, I think, The Hurt Locker. This is a gripping and powerful film about the realities that are faced by some every day.

Written by Mark Boal, (who is nominated for screenplay) and directed by Kathryn Bigelow (nominated for director), The Hurt Locker deserves to be seen by more now that it’s out on DVD. The suspense built up in this film is astounding, even though a lot of the scenes aren’t all that different from the last. I think out of all the films nominated, this one is one that will be looked back on years from now as the underdog masterpiece in this race that r0se to the top.


The Hurt Locker Review By Nicole

**** (out of 4)



The Hurt Locker Review By Maureen

**** (out of 4)



The Hurt Locker Review By Tony

***1/2 (out of 4)



Consensus: The Hurt Locker is the front runner for Best Picture, along with Avatar. It could likely win, and it certainly would deserve it. A powerful, tension-filled film. **** (Out of 4)

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