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American Sniper (2014)

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Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.

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Cast

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Young Chris Kyle
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Deby Kyle
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Young Jeff Kyle
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Bully (as Brandon Salgado-Telis)
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Jeff Kyle
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Sarah
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Navy Recruiter
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Tony (as Rey Gallegos)
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Storyline

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. Written by Evandro Martirano

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Rated R for strong and disturbing war violence, and language throughout including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$58,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$676,909, 2 January 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$350,126,372

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$547,326,372
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Trivia

The blank ammunition fired on-set was very loud, and the cast members were fitted with hearing protection concealed out of the shot whenever possible. See more »

Goofs

After the soldier takes a ricochet round to the face and the team heads out again, the gunners shield has a Punisher style logo sprayed on. In one shot it is black logo on sand coloured background, and in others it's sand coloured logo on black background. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Chris Kyle: It's a fuckin' hot-box.
soldier: The fuckin' dirt here tastes like dog shit.
Chris Kyle: Ah, well you'd know, wouldn't you?
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Crazy Credits

The opening credit also rolls in silence. There is no sound whatsoever until Chris Kyle is about to start his dialogue. See more »

Connections

References The Usual Suspects (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

The Funeral
Written and performed by Ennio Morricone
Courtesy of Universal Music Ricordi srl.
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Best war film in quite a while and Bradley Coopers best performance to date
8 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

I am so glad I got the opportunity to see this film early. Clint Eastwood has made yet another fantastic film but this time making his mark on the war film genre and he did it well. The story follows Chris Kyle a navy seal sniper claimed to be the deadliest sniper in military history with a record of over 160 confirmed kills. There is a lot to like in this war drama and now I will elaborate.

To start off I will say that this film deserves at least a Oscar nod for Bradley coopers portrayal of Kyle. Unfortunately the competition is to tough this year for cooper to win but I'm sure this film will get a nomination or two at least. The film not only has very intense scenes of war but also very intense scenes of what can come of war.

As I started to talk about the effects that were portrayed as far as life after war well that's probably what I can talk about the most. For a comparison I will use the hurt locker, it's a good war movie about a man who also like Chris Kyle has a preceding reputation, however he is known for a large number of bomb disposals while Chris Kyle is known as a legend due to his notoriety for kills confirmed. So there's a great similarity there however even though I really enjoyed the hurt locker I have to say American Sniper portrayed a lot of things the same and better, for example the hurt locker didn't portray the effects of war on a person as well as this one did.

There is much more I could compare between the 2 films and I also can't say a lot without spoiling much. If you have a anticipation to see it and don't let the film get over hyped you should be able to enjoy it as much as me or maybe even more than me. There is some things I'm sure some will have problems with but I don't think that will effect most people. In conclusion Coopers performance is one not to miss and neither is this film which I believe is the best war film I've seen in quite a while which may even be years. I hope this is useful and you can enjoy the film like my self. Thanks for reading and enjoy the film.


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