American Sniper Review

AmericanSniper_w300GRADE: A

RATED: R ( strong and disturbing war violence, and language throughout including some sexual references)



American Sniper(directed by Clint Eastwood) is an outstanding war film about Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in American history, he had over 160 confirmed kills. The film follows his career in war for the majority of the film, but at times transitions to the story about his life at home. The war scenes are intense and very well done, but the scenes at home feel very much like side content as opposed to another main storyline. At home, the film focuses on Chris when he’s haunted by war and also when he met his wife. Bradley Cooper perfectly portrays Chris Kyle, showing outstanding emotion in the eyes, face, and voice. The other characters are very minor, the film truly is about Chris Kyle, but all are well acted. The film had some minor issues that I found to be annoying. The babies in the film were baby dolls. For some reason, that got on my nerves, I could clearly see that the babies were dolls and Eastwood apparently didn’t even try to hide the fact that the babies were dolls. The other issue is in one scene with a sandstorm, the frame rate boosts, this wouldn’t be an issue if it didn’t make the rest of the film for the next few minutes feel slow. Just so people know, the film is gritty. Its a very serious and violent film with some shocking scenes, including the deaths of several children. American Sniper is a great biopic thats not for the faint of heart. American Sniper went into full release on January 17, and is nominated for 6 Oscars, including best picture and best lead actor.

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