American Sniper Movie Review

American Sniper Movie Review

American Sniper Movie Review

My husband read this book awhile ago, so when he heard that they were making a movie of it, he was pretty excited to see it.  He asked me if I wanted to go with him, and I said that it was ok – I could skip this one.  See, our tastes in entertainment vary quite a bit.  When I see the word “Sniper” I automatically think that the movie will be bloody and gory and give me nightmares.  But let me be the 1st to tell you, if you don’t know already, that is NOT what this movie is.  It’s based on a true story and is not only moving, but it’s meaningful.

American Sniper Movie Review

Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-nominated adaptation of Chris Kyle’s autobiography is American Sniper.  It depicts the heroism of both the service member in combat and the family left stateside. It is not an easy film to watch, given its subject matter, but it is an amazing movie to watch to help us better understand the cost, to those on the battlefield and on the home front, of the freedoms we hold so dear.

American Sniper Movie Review

As I mentioned, my husband read the movie, saw the movie in the theater, and he has watched the Blu-Ray at home, so I wanted to share his thoughts on the movie.

I have great respect for all of those who have served in our military.  I had read the American Sniper book, post the Jesse Ventura redact, and was highly anticipating the American Sniper film.   I was very surprised to see that while the film did touch upon some of the Navy Seal bravado that we have all come to know, it really spent a lot of time focusing on the inner turmoil that our military personnel experience both on and off the battlefield.  The film does a tremendous job translating the feeling that each of these soldiers experiences during deployment and returning stateside.   The film really captures the true feelings that I am sure every soldier faces as they transition back into the somewhat sheltered lives of their loved ones and the detoxification that is needed to bring peace to the war torn soldier.   The film will truly make you appreciate the sacrifices that we seem to take for granted of those who give up so much for our freedom.

Check out a clip from the movie on YouTube

A two-time Oscar® nominee for his work in “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle,” Cooper stars alongside Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Jake McDorman, Cory Hardrict, Kevin Lacz, Navid Negahban and Keir O’Donnell.

Oscar®-winning filmmaker Clint Eastwood (“Million Dollar Baby,” “Unforgiven”) directed “American Sniper” from a screenplay written by Jason Hall, based on the book by Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice. The autobiography was a runaway bestseller, spending 18 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, 13 of those at number one.

The film is produced by Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan. Tim Moore, Jason Hall, Sheroum Kim, Steven Mnuchin and Bruce Berman served as executive producers.

American Sniper Movie Review

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, and as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” 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.

Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the spirit of the SEAL creed to “leave no one behind.” But upon returning to his wife, Taya (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.

American Sniper Movie Review

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is donating a portion of the proceeds across physical and digital sales to Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). One dollar of each purchase will be donated up to $1,000,000 from April 21, 2015 through December 31, 2015, void in Alabama, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mississippi and South Carolina.

The mission of Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

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41 thoughts on “American Sniper Movie Review

  1. Chris served 4 tours off duty in the war. I have a lot of respect for him and that he protected us all. I have not seen the movie, but I want to .

  2. I love his mission and all he stands for. My ex husband was in the arm and served a deployment which lead to an injury, so movies like this are near and dear to my heart.

  3. I went to the site and I learned it is based on a true story. I want to win this one for dad for father’s day.

  4. I have wanted to see this movie from the first time I heard about it. I have been waiting for it to be on HBO or Red Box.

  5. I have some major respect for Chris! Anyone that went through what he did is beyond amazing! He truly is a hero!
    I want to win this because I haven’t had the chance to even see it yet but I already know what a great movie it is going to be from previews! Would love to have it in my collection.

  6. I really want this movie because I respect all military personnel! My husband has been to Iraq and Afghanistan. This is near to my heart. It doesn’t hurt that Bradley Cooper is gorgeous…..of course! haha

  7. I have not seen the movie yet. But Clint Eastwood … when it comes to directing movies … always a good choice.

  8. Chris Kyle was a true American hero. This movie was one of the best I’ve seen that portrays the sacrifices our soldiers and their families make for us.

  9. I would love to win this for my husband. I learned that this movie was directed by Clint Eastwood. Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. We LOVED this movie! Such an amazing story! I would love to win this and surprise my husband for Fathers Day!

  11. I want to win this because I can’t wait to see this movie & have heard great reviews on it! I also really want to win this because I have such a deep respect for all who have served in our military & really want to see this movie with my hubby!

  12. I want to win because my brother, who is in the Air Force, saw it in the theater and said it was an excellent movie.

  13. I would want to win this awesome movie for my husband and I to watch it together. We have not seen it yet, but I have heard so many good things about this movie that I really want to see it.

  14. My dad and I saw this movie in theatres and he really enjoyed it so I want to win this for him for father’s day

  15. I want to win because I didn’t get to see this at the theater. It looks like a really great movie and a great cast.

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