Overall Rank: 890
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 129
Theatrical Release Date: 12/25/2014
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 05/19/2015
Genre: Action, Biography
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Clint Eastwood
Actors: Bradley Cooper, Luke Grimes, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Jake McDorman, Max Charles
Plot: The story of Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL who recounts his military career, which includes more than 150 confirmed kills. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/10/2019
Although gripping and intense, it's not nearly as thematically powerful as other war films.
Ian - wrote on 09/15/2015
Generic right wing modern military movie in the vein of Blackhawk Down. Nothing original at all here. It was based on a true story, in which the actual Sniper was murdered, so it gained extra attention. A lot of the attention also seems to stem from the fact that it is unapologetically patriotic, pro-war and anti-Islam, which are seen as huge positives by the Fox News crowd. It wasn't a bad movie, it just wasn't that good either.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 08/05/2016
Based upon the best selling autobiography by Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, American sniper is an account of his tours of duty in Iraq and struggles with adjusting to life outside of the military.
It comes as no surprise that this film is based on Kyle's own account of his life as the story it tells seems very one-sided. Having read of the accusations that Kyle's body count was so high because he systematically failed to make the distinction between combatants and civilians and that he was a borderline sociopath, this film seems beyond rose-tinted. It makes no attempt whatsoever to address these claims and we learn absolutely nothing about his killer or why he did what he did beyond a couple of lines of text saying that Kyle was killed by a "veteran he was trying to help". Which happens off …
Indyfreak - wrote on 02/01/2015
I was surprised by how much controversy has arisen because of this film and its related content. So the main character is a sniper that's killed 160 people? Big deal, he's a soldier it's a part of their job to kill people in the end! So it's set during the Iraq War? Big deal, the American intervention in the Middle East is our generation's war and war films are always being made about the concurring conflict of the era.
By the way, neither plays a large role in the story as it is. It's Chris Kyle's story not that of the Iraq War or the army in general. It's not that big in scope and yet by focusing on this one exceptional individual it helps to make this intensely controversial and complicated operation abit more relatable, especially in regards to American veterans.
So is the movie …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 01/30/2015
"Do you ever think that... you might have seen things or... done some things over there that you wish you hadn't?" The sotyr revolves around the life of Chris Kyle. It was very detailed so the character development was exceptional. Camera direction was superb as always coming from Eastwood even with once shot as if the camera was shot as well with bullets going thru for that added realism. The supporting cast was great and it all boils down to the acting of Bradley Cooper. Screenplay was outstanding with lines such as "If you think that this war isn't changing you you're wrong. You can only circle the flames so long" "eed you... to be human again." and "There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs." This was very entertaining from start to finish …
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