• 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: War , Biography , Drama

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

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Finding words for the starring performance is easy. After breaking through as a brilliant comic actor in “The Hangover,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle,” Mr. Cooper turns out to be just as brilliant at intensely dramatic inwardness. In his extraordinarily austere portrayal, Kyle’s silences are eloquent, his impassivity interesting, his inner conflicts implied without a trace of sentimentality. 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

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Beefed up and twanging like a true cowboy, Cooper nonetheless carries the full weight of his character's achievements - and the questions that come with them - as he tries to find his footing back on Texas soil. If American Sniper fails at being a truly great film, it is no fault of its star. show more

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British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
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Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)