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From director Clint Eastwood comes American Sniper, arriving onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on May 19 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, A Mad Chance Production, A 22nd & Indiana Production. American Sniper stars Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, whose skills as a sniper made him a hero on the battlefield. But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter.
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 James Defelice. The autobiography was a runaway bestseller, spending 18 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, 13 of those at number one. »
It would have been so easy for Clint Eastwood to latch onto American jingoism with his new movie, American Sniper. He could have very easily just shot Bradley Cooper draped in the stars and stripes, set amidst action pieces taken from a GI Joe cartoon. Instead, Eastwood -- and especially Bradley Cooper -- have turned in a fine film that does away with the silly traps that most war films fall into and instead focuses on one aspect of the greater cause -- one man, Chris Kyle -- who is known as the most prolific sniper in American history.
The tropes are there, sure. Chris Kyle (Cooper) is a rodeo-riding, good ol' boy from Texas who chases skirts, enjoys his beers, and loves and protects his baby brother (Keir O'Donnell) -- as directed to by his father (Ben Reed) when the boys were younger. When Americans are killed during a »
2 items from 2015
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