Mark Boal, writer and producer of The Hurt Locker, won two Oscars (R) for Best Film and Best Original Screenplay, and he co-wrote the story for In the Valley of Elah. His journalism and writing have appeared in Rolling Stone, Village Voice, Playboy, and other national publications.
"This is one of the great war films and our own Medal of Honor
winner."—Richard Corliss, "Time"
"A classic of tension, fear, and bravery that will be studied twenty years from now."—David Denby, "The New Yorker"
""The Hurt Locker" is a great movie, period. Mark Boal delivers a taut,
evocative, pulse-poundingly suspenseful screenplay, which exemplifies great screenwriting."—Ann Hornaday, "Washington Post"
""The Hurt Locker" is a remarkable accomplishment…It distills the psychological essence and moral complications of modern warfare."—A.O. Scott, "The New York Times"