Genre: Action / Drama / War
Release Date: April 9, 2010
Runtime: 131 min
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Writer: Mark Boal
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie
Rating: 3.5 / 5 *
“War is a drug”, warns the title shot. Indeed, and it comes with a jarring rush, a shaky perspective on things and the feeling that something just beyond your limited point of view is ominously ticking down to go BOOM at any moment. Kathryn Bigelow’s hand-held camera war movie is not for the fainthearted or those prone to vertigo.
If you can get used to it, the discomfort of looking through this excited point of view photography has an upside besides just cloaking the story in documentary realism. In its best minutes, it can translate directly to your senses.....
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