Itâ€™s not as good as some critics have proclaimed, and not as bad as detractors have warned. Clint Eastwood has made better films. His â€œUnforgivenâ€ is a classic, with a taut story exploring and exposing human frailties. Other directors have made superior modern combat movies, like Ridley Scottâ€™s â€œBlack Hawk Down.â€ With similar disparate settingsâ€”the battlefield and the home frontâ€”â€œHurt Lockerâ€ remains the best post-September 11 effort and deserved its Oscar.
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