AO. Scott is calling it “…the best nondocumentary American feature made yet about the war in Iraq“. THE HURT LOCKER, playing at the Angelika Dallas starting 07/10 and the Angelika Houston starting 7/24, comes from POINT BREAK director Kathryn Bigelow.
Winner of four awards at the 2008 Venice Film Festival, the film follows a new sergeant, James (Jeremy Renner â?? THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES), who takes over a highly trained bomb disposal team amidst violent conflict. He surprises his two subordinates, (played by Anthony Mackie â?? WE ARE MARSHALL and Brian Geraghty – JARHEAD), by recklessly plunging them into a deadly game of urban combat.