Wednesday, November 12, 2014

'American Sniper' Review

I need to ponder it a little longer, but my favorite Bradley Cooper performance may be in American Sniper, his new movie in which he plays real-life Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. A fun-loving Texan who joins the military in response to terror attacks against America around the globe, Kyle soon became a legend on the Iraqi battlefield for confirmed kills by a sniper. Clint Eastwood's film lacks some of the moral complexity that made his best movie about warfare, Letters From Iwo Jima, so special. But it's affecting nonetheless. I reviewed American Sniper for Screen International.