Here is just one of many reviews on “American Sniper”. It’s short and to the point. I think it hits the necessary buttons. Everyone should see the film and judge for themselves,
But I don’t think anyone will come away from the movie without questioning their own perceptions of war and, in particular, the wars we have fought since 1945.
I can pick at some of the technical aspects of the film but that would only be from a Law Enforcement background. And those rules do not always apply to actual combat. My sense of what the film lacks is the reason we all know about Kyle, his life AFTER the SEALS. His book and the struggle to cope with his service. Eastwood only flirts with it. Kyle was a media star and taught us all so much from his candid and honest manner. It was a portion of his life that should have been given more time and energy,
But what do you think?
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jake McDorman, Sienna Miller, Mido Hamada
Plot: Following the incredibly beautiful and tragic story of the great American sniper, Chris Kyle.
Overall: War film, so of course I had to see it. Never been a fan of Bradley Cooper, but my goodness, he is so wickedly talented—and this film is the perfect showcase for that. The film itself is based on the true story of Chris Kyle, which if you’re familiar with it at all, it is unfathomably beautiful, tragic and empowering. I feel like it’s wrong to compare this film to others, but after seeing Act of Valor and Lone Survivor, this film turned out to be surprisingly different—for me at least. It sort of forces you to witness things that real soldiers—and in this case, a real sniper—has to encounter during war, the aftermath of those encounters and the effects it has on…
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