American Sniper
American Sniper (2014)

From director Clint Eastwood comes "American Sniper," starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. But there was much more to this true American hero than his skill with a rifle. U.S.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 25, 2014
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

The film's just a repetition of context-free combat missions and one-dimensional targets.

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Justin Chang
Variety

This harrowing and intimate character study offers fairly blunt insights into the physical and psychological toll exacted on the front lines, yet strikes even its familiar notes with a sobering clarity ...

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Devin Faraci
Badass Digest

Legendary filmmaker Clint Eastwood has achieved another stunning cinematic milestone: he has made not one but two of the absolute worst movies of the year.

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David Denby
New Yorker

Both a devastating war movie and a devastating antiwar movie, a subdued celebration of a warrior's skill and a sorrowful lament over his alienation and misery.

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Todd McCarthy
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.

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

Clint Eastwood startlingly grips the audience with his sense of hypnotic silence, which carries suggestions of what might be termed politically apolitical pragmatism.

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Inkoo Kang
TheWrap

"The result is not unlike watching a suspenseful but highly repetitive video game, especially since nearly every Iraqi is seen through Kyle's highly perched rifle scope."

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Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve

If you can disregard its politics, you will see perhaps the most exciting adventure thriller of the year.

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

For all its easy humanity, the end result is off-putting and suggests that for all the care Eastwood and company take with Kyle's legacy, the man himself and the world he lived in is still a mystery to them and to us.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Hobin
American Sniper is a solid well constructed effort that is arguably Clint Eastwood's best since Gran Torino. I would support that assertion anyway. But… More
Glenn Gaylord
THE HURT LOOKER - My Review of AMERICAN SNIPER ( 4 1/2 Stars) Sometimes during his directorial career, Clint Eastwood has phoned in his work (see JERSEY BOYS)… More
Jared H
An intense, gritty effort from Clint Eastwood, and a worthy performance from Bradley Cooper. It has a few too many cliches to call it a completely original war… More