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The Hurt LockerIf you don't already know the name Jeremy Renner, write it down. Better yet, just rent The Hurt Locker. Renner looks like Daniel Craig,...The Hurt LockerDrama, WarPT130MRIf you don't already know the name Jeremy Renner, write it down. Better yet, just rent The Hurt Locker. Renner looks like Daniel Craig,...2010-01-07Guy Pearce
The Hurt Locker | LIVE-WIRE ACT Jeremy Renner shines as a soldier on the edge in The Hurt Locker

LIVE-WIRE ACT Jeremy Renner shines as a soldier on the edge in The Hurt Locker (Jonathan Olley)

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The Hurt Locker

Genre: Drama, War; Starring: Brian Geraghty, Jeremy Renner, Guy Pearce; Director: Kathryn Bigelow; Author: Mark Boal; Release Date Limited: 06/26/2009; Runtime (in minutes): 130; MPAA Rating: R

If you don’t already know the name Jeremy Renner, write it down. Better yet, just rent The Hurt Locker. Renner looks like Daniel Craig, but the pulse-thumping heroics his bomb-disposal specialist is up to in Kathryn Bigelow’s tense-as-hell Iraq-war film make 007’s exploits look tame. He’s a high-tech warrior in a low-tech war, which means his job is to walk up to a roadside IED, pull out a pair of wire cutters, and hope he doesn’t get blown to kingdom come. He’s also a thrill junkie who gets off ? on his death-wish mission — you get the sense that he’d be lost without war. Renner adds layers of complexity to a character that could’ve easily been a cartoon of courage. See why the film has already won a ton of critics’ awards. The EXTRAS feature a terrific commentary from Bigelow and writer Mark Boal, who embedded in Iraq as a journalist. A

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