Movie Review: American Sniper (2014)

Details: Directed by Clint Eastwood. A war film starring Bradley Cooper. Run time is over two hours.

This is Hurt Locker, except its about snipers instead of bomb disposal. And it’s directed by Clint Eastwood. Oh, it stars Bradley Cooper instead of Jeremy Renner. Otherwise, fairly similar tone, themes, plot progression.

I know there is some controversy around the film, but it feels artificial. Like a guy doing marketing for the film is trying to gather attention. No real controversy here. Just another war movie. Regardless, decent film with some emotion and a few good action scenes.

Score: 7/10 It’s Hurt Locker, with snipers. Sort of.

Edit: After thinking about it, there is a bigger difference in this film from Hurt Locker. In Hurt Locker, the protagonist is an adrenaline junky that likes going to war. Here, the protagonist suffers from regret and PTSD from the war. The two films have opposite themes.


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