• American Sniper (2014)

American Sniper

Release Date: December 25th, 2014

R |2 hr 12 min

Plot Summary

U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) takes his sole mission -- protect his comrades -- to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. Despite grave danger and his struggle to be a good husband and father to his family back in the States, Kyle serves four tours of duty in Iraq. However, when he finally returns home, he finds that he cannot leave the war behind.

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jake McDorman, Luke Grimes, Navid Negahban, Keir O'Donnell, Max Charles, Kyle Gallner

Director: Clint Eastwood

Genres: Drama , Biography , War

Production Co: Mad Chance, 22nd & Indiana, Malpaso Company

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Transformation, House, Husband, Quest, Intense, 2010s, Brooding, Family, Soldier, Father, 2000s, Dark

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Inkoo KangTheWrap

    Director Clint Eastwood‘s focus on Kyle is so tight that no other character, including wife Taya (Sienna Miller), comes through as a person, and the scope so narrow that the film engages only superficially with the many moral issues surrounding the Iraq War. show more

  • 100
    Kyle SmithNew York Post

    The moral alertness of the film is of the level normally confined, in military pictures, to talky courtroom scenes, yet Eastwood skillfully works dilemmas into propulsive and suspenseful action. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    A taut, vivid and sad account of the brief life of the most accomplished marksman in American military annals, American Sniper feels very much like a companion piece—in subject, theme and quality—to The Hurt Locker. show more

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