American Sniper

American Sniper

American Sniper

Based on the memoir of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in American military history with 160 confirmed kills (largely undertaken during four tours of the Iraq War). Directed by Clint Eastwood, starring Bradley Cooper as the Navy SEAL and Sienna Miller as his wife Taya Renae Kyle.

At a young age, Texan-bred Chris was raised by his father to be a protector – a sheep dog among the sheep. Carrying that ideal to adulthood, Chris moves on from being a rodeo cowboy to life as a military sniper. Like many other Americans, he believes the war in Iraq is a simple matter of ‘good guys vs. bad guys’. But once deployed, the conflict proves to be more blurred than he anticipated, and as his ‘legendary killer’ reputation increases, so does the fragility of his state of mind. When his tour is over, the trauma stays with him, making life as a new father and husband all the more difficult.

American Sniper was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Lead Actor for Bradley Cooper.

Best Sound Editing, Academy Awards 2015
2014Rating: R16, Violence, offensive language and content that may disturb133 minsUSA
ActionBiographyTrue Story & BiographyWar
Director:
Clint Eastwood ('Gran Torino', 'Million Dollar Baby', 'Unforgiven')
Writer:
Jason Dean Hall
Cast:
Bradley CooperSienna MillerJake McDormanKyle GallnerLuke GrimesSam Jaeger

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Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

He might not make an impact with his portrayal of rugby (Invictus), spirituality (Hereafter) or larger-than-life figures (J. Edgar), but Clint Eastwood is a cine-messiah when crafting stories about war (Flags of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima), pride (Million Dollar Baby) and erroneous depictions of what makes a man a legend (Unforgiven). Thankfully, American Sniper stays true to the finest aspects of his career.

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Variety

Variety

Just as “The Hurt Locker” found revelatory depths in Jeremy Renner, so American Sniper hinges on Cooper’s restrained yet deeply expressive lead performance.

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Time Out

Time Out

American Sniper is a superbly subtle critique made by an especially young 84-year-old.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Less a war movie than a western - the story of a lone gunslinger facing down his nemesis in a dusty, lawless place - it is blunt and effective, though also troubling.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Eastwood's gripping, incurious film gives the impression of having not so much been directed as dictated.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Eastwood and Cooper keep finding respectful complexities in Kyle’s story, until the film reveals itself as too simple to have much use for them.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Eastwood's impeccably crafted action sequences so catch us up in the chaos of combat we are almost not aware that we're watching a film at all.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

American Sniper feels very much like a companion piece—in subject, theme and quality—to The Hurt Locker.

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