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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 with his family after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Writers:

Jason Hall, Chris Kyle (book) | 2 more credits »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 23 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bradley Cooper ... Chris Kyle
Kyle Gallner ... Goat-Winston
Cole Konis Cole Konis ... Young Chris Kyle
Ben Reed ... Wayne Kyle
Elise Robertson ... Deby Kyle
Luke Sunshine ... Young Jeff Kyle
Troy Vincent ... Pastor
Brandon Salgado Telis ... Bully (as Brandon Salgado-Telis)
Keir O'Donnell ... Jeff Kyle
Marnette Patterson ... Sarah
Jason Hall ... Cowboy
Billy Miller ... Navy Recruiter
Leonard Roberts ... Instructor Rolle
Jason Walsh Jason Walsh ... Instructor #2
Reynaldo Gallegos ... Tony (as Rey Gallegos)
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Storyline

Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) was nothing more than a Texas man who dreamt 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 S.E.A.L.s in order to become a sniper. After marrying Taya (Sienna Miller), 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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Genres:

Action | Biography | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

At his peak, Bradley Cooper could deadlift 425 pounds, twice his bodyweight, for five sets of ten reps each. Cooper said that during a workout scene in this movie, he was deadlifting 425 pounds, even though the filmmakers suggested he use dummy weights for the scene. See more »

Goofs

When Kyle, off duty visits a comrade in the VA hospital, he's wearing a ball cap. As a Navy SEAL, and CPO, he would know this is a serious breach of protocol. In the Naval services, a cover (hat) is not worn in medical facilities, or in the galley, out of respect of the wounded and dying, except in very rare circumstances and on duty. 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

Referenced in The Simpsons: Teenage Mutant Milk-Caused Hurdles (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Funeral
Written and performed by Ennio Morricone
Courtesy of Universal Music Ricordi srl.
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Bradley Cooper gives another memorable performance in the title role
23 December 2015 | by MrDHWongSee all my reviews

American Sniper is a war drama starring Bradley Cooper and directed by Clint Eastwood. I found it well acted and cleverly directed as well. Bradley Cooper gives another memorable performance in the title role.

The film is a biopic about real life Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper). As a young boy, Chris learned all of his sniping skills from his father by hunting deer. Now an adult, he decides to put them to good use by joining the US Navy. After the 9/11 attacks, Chris is sent over to Iraq to serve alongside his fellow soldiers and while over there, he manages to kill 255 people, making him the deadliest marksman in US military history. However, in doing so, he ends up saving many of the lives of his fellow men and even some other innocent Iraqis. As a result, he is considered a hero by his country and earns the nickname "Legend". Upon returning home from the war to his wife (Sienna Miller) and two children, Chris is still traumatised about the events of the war and feels like he will never be able to adjust to normal everyday life.

Bradley Cooper's performance carries the film. He was very convincing in the leading role. Clint Eastwood's direction is very good as well. He manages to blend real life events with cinema very effectively. Even though some of the war scenes tended to drag at times, they never felt forced or glorified. However, due to some of the violence, this is not a film for the weak-hearted.

I rate it 7.5/10


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Country:

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Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

16 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$58,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$633,456, 28 December 2014

Gross USA:

$350,126,372

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$547,426,372
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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