I admit this film is hugely enjoyable and very well made, but I particularly admire it for two reasons. Firstly, it placed Jeremy Renner in a leading role and showed the world that he is an incredibly talented actor, worthy of the Academy Award nomination. Secondly and more importantly, it brought everyone’s attention to female directors. Kathryn Bigelow made history by becoming the only female to win under the Best Director category at the Oscars, for obvious reasons considering this is a fantastic piece of cinema. The pacing is questionable at times, but it’s still a thumbs up from me.