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.
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
One of the soldiers refers to the enemy sniper as "a real Keyser Soze." This is a reference to The Usual Suspects (1995), in which an untraceable, untouchable and extremely powerful villain by the name Keyser Soze turns out to be nothing more than a fictional boogey man whose name is used to intimidate others. As is suggested by the commander at one point, the man identified as Mustafa might be several people sharing a fictional identity. See more »
At the dinner table, Kyle keys in on the father's scraped elbow. But his elbow is visible several times before this scene and it's not red/scraped. 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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The opening credit also rolls in silence. There is no sound whatsoever until Chris Kyle is about to start his dialogue. See more »
A beautifully well crafted action movie by the great Clint Eastwood
Good work on Bradley Cooper's part as well, putting on the weight and getting into character to play Chris Kyle, a sniper for the navy seals who did four tours in Iraq protecting his fellow troops by being a legendary shot. the Movie explores Kyle having to deal with a rival sniper who was keeping him from doing the job of protecting his troops and having to deal with coming home to his wife and kids feeling that his mission was incomplete.
Old man Eastwood mixed action, drama and humor in a way only a legendary filmmaker could put together. The man still has the ability to tell a compelling story.
Bradley Cooper showed a range that is more Oscar worthy than what he did in Silver Linings Playbook.
It was nothing but enjoyable from beginning to end. Worth watching.
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