Opening Today: “The Hurt Locker”

the hurt locker poster The Times’s A.O. Scott:

If “The Hurt Locker” is not the best action movie of the summer, I’ll blow up my car. The movie is a viscerally exciting, adrenaline-soaked tour de force of suspense and surprise, full of explosions and hectic scenes of combat, but it blows a hole in the condescending assumption that such effects are just empty spectacle or mindless noise. [Director Kathryn] Bigelow … has an almost uncanny understanding of the circuitry that connects eyes, ears, nerves and brain. She is one of the few directors for whom action-movie-making and the cinema of ideas are synonymous.

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“The Hurt Locker” opens today in NY and LA; July 10 nationwide.

More: Rotten Tomatoes (97% overall / 91% top critics) / NYT Review

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One Response to Opening Today: “The Hurt Locker”

  1. […] you’re not in the mood for a comedy, definitely check out “The Hurt Locker“, which also opens wide today. While it’s set in the Iraq war, it is by no means an […]

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