Director: Clint Eastwood
Producer: Clint Eastwood
Writers: Jason Hall, Chris Kyle, and others
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Cole Konis, Ben Reed, Elise Robertson, Luke Sunshine, Troy Vincent
It’s a heck of a thing to stop a beating heart.
Plot: Texas born Chris Kyle former rodeo rider joins the Navy Seals and becomes the deadliest sniper in American history credited with over 160 kills. After four tours in Iraq Chris finds it hard to leave the war behind and return to normal life.
American sniper is a hard movie to review. Clint Eastwood has crafted a film that show both the man who had to put the skills he had learnede as a boy into the deadliest situation ever. And doing things that for most people would be abhorrent, such as shooting a mother and child who were trying to kill marines with grenades. Plus he also shows the toll that it takes on the man known as the “Legend” how post tramatic stress made Chris not want to come home to his wife and children, how loud noises would make him nervous and jittery.
Eastwood also portrays soldiers as they are in this war profane, rude, with a disdain for the enemy they are fighting because of how they use families and children as weapons. I talked with a friend of mine a veteran of the Vietnam war and he said there were many things in the movie that reminded him of how things were during his tours. So I think that Clint Eastwood has accurately portrayed the war as it was for Chris Kyle.
This movie is for adults, the profanity, the instances where Chris has to shoot children to protect the men who are his brothers in arms is too intense for younger children. This is a great movie but it is a movie that will affect you in one way or another not always for the good. There are scenes that I couldn’t watch again especially when it involves children.
This movie gets four stars.