The Hurt Locker (2008)
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I did a tour as a combat engineer in Afghanistan, and during bomb training we had a lot of good laughs about what NOT to do, as seen in this movie. It is so unrealistic it almost becomes a comedy.
The realism of this film is approximately that of Rambo. That this won an Oscar is shocking.
I will agree with anyone who thinks this was nothing special - not enough character moments in between arguing, running around, killing people and/or defusing bombs.
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This movie ranks #46 in Spike Lee's Essential Film List
This movie ranks #49 in The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
This movie ranks #64 in BAFTA - Best Film
This movie ranks #67 in BBC's 100 greatest films of the 21st Century
This movie ranks #83 in Academy Award Best Pictures
This movie ranks #100 in Cahiers du cinéma - Yearly top 10s
This movie ranks #450 in 501 Must See Movies
This movie ranks #473 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
This movie ranks #700 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
This movie ranks #967 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die