Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

The Hurt Locker (2008)

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow

Starring Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce

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Bigelow makes a boy movie. Wonderful tension in all of the action sequences, though the shaky camera is a bit much at times. Like Three Kings and Green Zone and a lot of Iraq war movies, creative lighting and filters are used to render Iraq the color of parchment.

Renner carries it. A quality performance somewhat reminiscent of Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon. I can see how this springboarded him into a big time star. Mackie is also great. Wonderful supporting cast and performances.

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