Movie Review: American Sniper *****

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American Sniper is a modern day war movie about one man’s job as a sniper in the Middle East. A good old boy is moved by the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and enlists in the Navy as an older recruit. His outdoor hunting background, maturity, and work ethic makes him a good candidate for the Navy Seals, so he goes through the program to become one of the best. His marksmanship leads to his assignment as a sniper. His job is to kill enemy combatants who threaten his troops as they move through occupied cities. Although most targets are men of military age, there are women and children who could also be a threat. Doing his job with no remorse is the theme of the movie. The enemy has snipers, too. Every shot allows the enemy to know his location and puts his life in danger. Each tour of duty makes it harder to assimilate into a normal life back home with his wife and child. His patriotism brings him back to war where he becomes known as “the legend”. Countless soldiers knew that they were a lot safer when this man was looking out for them. This is a true story about a real soldier.

Clint Eastwood directed a superb movie with great acting from Bradley Cooper. It tells a very good story about how hard it is to experience the horrors of war, then come home and try to be normal. This movie is not for everybody. There are a lot of F-bombs and a lot of realistic killing. Leave the kids at home. Leave the squeamish at home. American Sniper may be one of the most important war movies ever told. This is a serious contender for all 6 of its nominations for Academy Awards. I loved it. 5 out of 5 stars.

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