The Hurt Locker parents guide

The Hurt Locker

Release date June 26, 2009

SSgt. William James (Jeremy Renner) has just been made the team leader of an elite group of soldiers whose job is to defuse bombs and explosives in the Iraq War. His fellow officers (Anthony Mackie and Brian Geraghty) are a bit afraid of this appointment, as the see James as risk taker willing to ignore the safety protocols of an already incredibly dangerous job.

Why is The Hurt Locker rated R? The MPAA rated The Hurt Locker R for war violence and language.

The Hurt Locker
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is The Hurt Locker rated R? The Hurt Locker is rated R by the MPAA for war violence and language.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent portrayals of graphic violence.

- Occasional gory images.

- Frequent scenes depicting explosions, shootings, and fighting;

- Portrayal of corpses (some blood and detail shown).

- Portrayal of a quasi autopsy (little detail shown).

- Disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:

- Use of sexual references and vulgar expressions.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context.

- Use of scatological slang and profanity.

- Infrequent use of racial slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Depictions of smoking.

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The Hurt Locker
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence, Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Violence, Coarse Language
Manitoba 14A Violence, Disturbing Content, Coarse Language
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Violence, Disturbing Content.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video 14A

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News About "The Hurt Locker"

Cast and Crew

The Hurt Locker is directed by Kathryn Bigelow and stars Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Bryan Geraghty, Evangeline Lilly.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Hurt Locker movie is January 12, 2010. Here are some details…

Release Date: 12 January 2010

The Hurt Locker releases to DVD and Blu-ray with the following bonus materials:

- Audio Commentary with director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal.

- Featurette: The Hurt Locker: Behind the Scenes

- Image Gallery

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The dangerous work of other military personal is depicted in the movies The Frogmen, U-571, and Flyboys.