DVD: The Hurt Locker, For retail & rental (Lionsgate)
Sunday 03 January 2010
The heroes of Kathryn Bigelow's urgent Iraq War drama belong to a three-man bomb disposal squad led by a cocksure maverick, Sgt William James (played by Jeremy Renner).
The superb, visceral set pieces keep you on the very edge of your seat, if not under it, but between those there's almost no narrative, no wider commentary on the war, and no exploration of how it is that Renner can stroll towards suspicious packages without giving a moment's thought to his potential obliteration.
Is the comedy album making a comeback?comedy
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
- 2 The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
- 3 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
- 4 Ross Burden dead: MasterChef and Ready Steady Cook star, dies aged 45
- 5 Businessman charged £75 for three small bottles of water in London hotel
The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Opponents of Israel's military operation in Gaza are the real enemies of Middle Eastern peace