American Sniper Reviews

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January 15, 2015
American Sniper is not afraid to show Kyle's dark side and the contradictions in his personality -- and that is why it has such resonance.
January 15, 2015
American Sniper [combines] a lean, unfussy approach to combat action sequences with a glimpse into the psyche of the fighting man.
January 15, 2015
What a disappointment.
January 15, 2015
The film is, simply, a tragedy in which American certainty comes to grief against the rocks of the real world, and it views its central figure as a decent man doing indecent things for what he keeps telling himself is a greater good.
January 15, 2015
A movie that can't find a credible perspective on its subject, despite a winning performance from Bradley Cooper in the title role.
January 15, 2015
American Sniper doesn't have the same moral reverb of Eastwood's finest work. Still, the action sequences are packed with zealous clarity and tense dynamism.
January 15, 2015
A thrilling Iraq war story that manages to both honour the necessities of heroism and ruminate on what heroism might cost a man.
January 15, 2015
Impressive in the particulars, weaker on the whole.
January 15, 2015
The melancholy streak coursing throughout the picture speaks to the grand tragedy of war and those who wage it on the ground, guns in hand and hearts in throat, unaware at the moment of how radically different the rest of their lives will be.
January 15, 2015
Young volunteers have been at war for 14 futile years, and the next Chris Kyle deserves to be understood.
January 15, 2015
"Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown," Shakespeare wrote. But is that true when the coronet is no more than a backward ballcap balancing a pair of wraparound shades?
January 15, 2015
There's a difference between a film about a man reluctant to acknowledge the psychological toll of what he endured and a movie that basically doesn't want to talk about it or question it, or think about it, period.
January 15, 2015
A shrewd and very well-made picture.
January 15, 2015
A shouty, weary spreadsheet about American geo-military good intentions and the place to which, we know, good intentions pave the road.
January 15, 2015
The message of American Sniper? There really isn't one, apart from Eastwood's career-long fascination with taciturn men called upon to do a dirty but necessary job well.
January 15, 2015
The movie reality created by Eastwood is powerful and intense, and "American Sniper" is arguably his best picture since "Unforgiven."
January 14, 2015
It is to Cooper's credit - and Eastwood's - that Kyle does not come off as a lunk-headed cartoon hero, but a man who, if he doesn't struggle with his choices in the moment, is gravely affected by their consequences.
January 14, 2015
A welcome comeback for Eastwood.
January 10, 2015
American Sniper, based on Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle's best-selling memoir, is both a tribute to the warrior and a lament for war.
January 9, 2015
As Chris Kyle, Cooper beautifully realizes a living, breathing gentle-giant of a human being; but as a fictional bomb-disposal soldier, Jeremy Renner let The Hurt Locker share truths about war that American Sniper is too respectful to explore.
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