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The Hurt Locker Review

Movie Review

The Hurt Locker: 8 out of 10.

Last night, I finally got around to watching the movie that won the Academy Award this year for Best Picture.  That fact alone sets expectations pretty high.

It's a great film, suspenseful and action packed and supported by good acting and an interesting storyline, but is it Best Picture-worthy?

No, but neither is Avatar.  This begs the question: If The Hurt Locker isn't Best Picture-worthy, and Avatar isn't Best-Picture-worthy, what movie should have won for Best Picture?

I'm thinking it should have been Up.  It was never going to be Up, but Up was probably the best movie I saw from 2009.  The Hurt Locker was great, but it was no Up.

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