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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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
Bradley Cooper admitted to having trepidation at the amount of physical training required for the role, since he had been sober for 10 years and did not want to have to resort to performance enhancing drugs. See more »
In the bar where Chris meets his wife, Fireball Whiskey is on the bar. Fireball Whiskey didn't hit the bar scene until 2011 or 2012 - at least not where it would hold a spot in the mix of bottles that were poured regularly. See more »
It's a fuckin' hot-box.
The fuckin' dirt here tastes like dog shit.
Ah, well you'd know, wouldn't you?
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Footage of the real Chris Kyle's memorial service is featured during the first half of the end credits, while the instrumental "The Funeral" by Ennio Morricone plays on the soundtrack. Following the music and the footage, the rest of the end credits play in complete silence. See more »
I honestly believe every American should see this film. If after viewing you aren't filled with a sober reverence and feelings of gratitude then shame on you. This is the quintessential film surrounding the war on terror from the point of view of those that served and even their families. I've read a review by a former Navy Seal (Brent Gleeson) that says it best "The way the film was directed coupled with outstanding performances by Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller and the rest of the cast made for a heart wrenching and deeply accurate portrayal of the external and internal battles our service men and women face. Not to mention the even greater sacrifices made by the families and loved ones back home."
I would rate it shear perfection had they spent more time with his recovery and angst driven road back once he was stateside. This is easily one of my top five films of the year.
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