The Hurt Locker presents the conflict in the Middle East from the perspective of those who witnessed the fighting firsthand. As an elite Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team tactfully navigates the streets of present-day Iraq, they face the constant threat of death from incoming bombs and sharp-shooting snipers. In Baghdad, roadside bombs are a common danger. The constant threat of dying, hot and heavy bomb suits, the robots, the temperamental personalities in conflict with one another, strained lives back home... it all makes for a gripping story full of hard truths. The acting is fantastic and the directing is awesome. For those who like military movies or just action movies, this one is a cut above the rest - an action film with brains.