American Sniper

American Sniper

DVD - 2015
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U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield. However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.

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DickyMicky
Oct 06, 2017

It really figures that this piece of cinematic junk was directed by that total Donald Trump supporter, Clint Eastwood, who, at 87 years of age, is obviously going quite senile.

neyoscribbles Apr 21, 2017

This film seems to be an insightful character study of a solider even though it is typically American/Hollywood in that it neglects to show even a glimpse of the other side. (Aside from painting the other side as purely heartless and evil). And though this is based on an autobiography and the ending was terribly unfortuate and heartbreaking, I hope viewers can grasp the effect of war on a countrys' citizens. Patriotism aside, it is not whether a person makes it back alive or not, it's how horrendously war ruins a person, a family and it's country. At least for Hollywood purposes, I think the ending was beauitful in illustrating that you don't just survive a war simply because you made it back alive.

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jeffi22
Apr 17, 2017

Interesting, might have to read the book. i like it wasn't pro or anti war (although definitely Iraqi = evil) but how it affects soldiers even if it was necessary. a little predictable/cliché /nothing super amazing (granted already knew the story) but good acting

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Triple_X_Rex
Feb 03, 2017

At 87 years old - It's time for Clint Eastwood (as a director) to retire.

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Daveinportland
Dec 25, 2016

I felt this was one of the worst military movies made in many years. Bradley Cooper acts very well, but this film was just beyond stupid. From how the characters interacted, to the tactics employed, to Kyle's own delusional self grandeur. For as much hype as this film received, it really was horrible in almost ever way.

It's a shame the film did not cover some of his blatantly false and easily dis-proven claims like shooting looters in New Orleans or killing car-jackers.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Nov 02, 2016

(*Most demented "fatherly advice" movie-quote*) - "Remember... There are only 3 types of people in this world. Wolves. Sheep. (and) Sheepdogs."

If you ask me - I'd say that "American Sniper" was just another "American Psycho" - Only this time around all of the murderous carnage that was carried out by this particular American madman was actually being applauded and condoned due to it being committed in the name and the glory of war.

What really killed me about this callously pedestrian "Clint Eastwood" production was that - Once the American war-vets/bad-ass jocks were back on home turf (after all of the murdering that they had been involved in overseas) - They still wanted to shoot at things with their beloved rifles. (stroke. stroke)

And, speaking about that over-praised film-maker, Clint Eastwood - In a recent interview he sneeringly spoke of today's generation (the very generation of young men who fought in the Iraqi war) as being (*quote*) "the pussy generation"... And so, with that in mind - I ask you - What sort of hypocritical statement is this 2-faced director making when he produces a film that glorifies, admires and respects a generation of Americans whom he clearly despises?... Like, hello!? - That sure seems pretty screwy to me.

Anyway - This "big-bad-sniper-turns-crybaby" movie was so shamelessly padded out with endless battle scenes and snivelling "back home" soap opera that it all really boiled down to having no valid story at all.

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Daveinportland
Oct 20, 2016

One of the worst movies I have seen in a long time. Eastwood really does better work than this and I expected better. Between a delusional plot and story line, everything was just wrong in this movie. The way the characters interacted, the tactics employed, several mistakes with uniforms and ranks and overall a very bad movie.

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ScorchingSun
Oct 15, 2016

Many recent American war movies have been starkly brutal. Yes, also delving into war's effect on the human psyche, but are often downers.
Don't expect heroic sunshine and roses here.

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JoaBiblio
Jul 05, 2016

Senseless end for someone trying to come back to life.
B. Cooper got really buffed up for this film and he nailed the character.

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solo1440
Jun 30, 2016

Ever watch a movie and finish it and say "that was okay"? well, this movie was just okay.. I found it was more of a tribute than a movie. but thats my opinion..

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JihadiConservative
Aug 21, 2015

Violence: Violence is also a huge part of why the film is R. People get shot with large amounts of blood and brain spraying the walls ect...However, it is not overly gory such as Black Hawk Down and such. A little boy get drilled through the head by a power drill. Many intense shootings with blood, and brains. Watch with caution.

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JihadiConservative
Aug 21, 2015

Coarse Language: The main reason why the film is rated R is because of the endless and pervasive language throughout. F*ck, was used in just about every sentence (at least four uses per min) Additionally, Coc*sucker is used, Di**, Pric*, S**t, Bitc* and so much more. This may be a turn off for a lot of the audience.

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JihadiConservative
Aug 21, 2015

Sexual Content: There are two scenes of sexuality in the film. One is right in the beginning when Kyle catches his girlfriend cheating on him. F**k is used many times in this scene. There is no nudity. You just see his GF in a bra. The other scene is a lady seducing a man with only a bra and panties on.

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solo1440
Jun 30, 2016

“There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs,” the father intones gravely. “Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn’t exist in the world, and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn’t know how to protect themselves. Those are the sheep.”
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“Then you’ve got predators, who use violence to prey on the weak. They’re the wolves. And then there are those blessed with the gift of aggression, an overpowering need to protect the flock. These men are the rare breed who live to confront the wolf. They are the sheepdog.”

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jimg2000
Jan 02, 2016

Wayne Kyle (Chris's father): There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn't exist in the world, and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn't know how to protect themselves. Those are the sheep. Then you've got predators, who use violence to prey on the weak. They're the wolves. And then there are those blessed with the gift of aggression, an overpowering need to protect the flock. These men are the rare breed who live to confront the wolf. They are the sheepdog.
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Chris Kyle: I'm not redneck; I'm Texas!
Taya Renae Kyle: What's the difference?
Chris Kyle: We ride horses, they ride their cousins.

alera Jun 24, 2015

If you think that this war isn't changing you you're wrong. You can only circle the flames so long.

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JihadiConservative
Aug 21, 2015

JihadiConservative thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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