The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker

  • 2008
  • R
  • 131 min
  • USA
  • drama, thriller, war

Sergeant William James is tasked with training a bomb disposal team during the Iraq War. His ideologies and reckless approach towards the job gives rise to conflicts with his subordinates.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Writer: Mark Boal

Stars: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes

Won 2010 BAFTA Award for Best Film

A well-acted, intensely shot, action filled war epic, Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker is thus far the best of the recent dramatizations of the Iraq War.

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  • Kathryn Bigelow
    Kathryn Bigelow
    Kathryn Ann Bigelow (born November 27, 1951) is an American film director. Her best-known films are the cult horror film Near Dark (1987), the surfer/bank robbery action picture Point Break (1991), the historical/mystery film The Weight of Water (2000) and the war drama The Hurt Locker (2008). The Hurt Locker won the 2010 Academy Award for Best Picture, won the BAFTA Award for Best Film, and...

Main Cast


Tagline: You'll know when you're in it.

Certificate: R

Genres: drama, thriller, war

Keywords: sniper, explosive, loyalty, u.s. army, iraq, car bomb, suspense, tension, iraq war, desert, bomb squad, body armor, woman director, army sergeant

Categories: u.s. invasion of iraq, iraq, iraq war, terrorism, explosive, car bomb, soldier, middle east, die hard scenario, invasion, u.s. army, human bomb, checkpoint, armored vehicle, body armor, male camaraderie, dangerous job


Producer: Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, Greg Shapiro

Editor: Bob Murawski, Chris Innis

Casting: Mark Bennett

Director of photography: Barry Ackroyd

Original music composer: Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders

Costume design: George L. Little

Executive producer: Tony Mark

Associate producer: Jenn Lee, Jack Schuster

Production design: Karl Jú­líusson

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 131 min

Country: USA

Language: English, Arabic

Sound Mix: Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Color: Color

Also Known As

  • En tierra hostil (ES)