Chris Kyle was nothing more than a Texan man who dreamed of becoming a cowboy, but in his thirties he found out that maybe his life needed something different, something where he could express his real talent, something that could help America in its fight against terrorism. So he joined the SEALs in order to become a sniper. After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team are called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle's struggle isn't with his missions, but about his relationship with the reality of the war and, once returned at home, how he manages to handle it with his urban life, his wife and kids.
"American Sniper" tells the story of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S military history. Despite the fact that "American Sniper" has some flaws, it still delivers with a remarkable story about the horrors of war that's emotional and intense the whole way through. It’s made even better with an amazing performance by Bradley Cooper who truly carries the movie.
War is not all sunshine and rainbows and in some movies they tend to forget this, but “American Sniper” is not like that. The film shows us damaged soldiers instead of praised heroes. The movie is very tense throughout, not because of action, but because of hard decisions which have to be made by the main character, U.S. elite sniper Chris Kyle. As for acting, the story benefits from great performances especially by Bradley Cooper with a surprisingly good portrayal as Chris.
Clint Eastwood knows how to make movies and with “American Sniper” he, once again, proves his film-making skills. This time he chose to tell the story of Chris Kyle’s tours in Iraq and how they impacted his life at home as well as his mental state. The movie has very intense moments, created not by action, but by decision making. Emotional moments also make it to the viewer, at least every now and then. Though the acting performances were good in general, the real star was Bradley Cooper with an outstanding performance. This is a “must-see” for everyone out there.