Director: Clint Eastwood
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Sieanna Miller
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Rated: R (For strong and disturbing war violence, and language throughout including some sexual references)
We can tell that, deep down, he wanted to kill that person, and was upset because he didn't get to. Yet Eastwood understands that it is the nature of the beast that can cause men to feel this way. So too, does Bradley Cooper, who gives the sort of nuanced performance that can make or break a movie, and thankfully he understands this situation and character in a way that brings the movie so close to home. That Kyle was a natural killer did not make him a bad guy, and both Copper and Eastwood know this. He was a hero, just one who happened to have the most kills on US Military record. Some people might not be able to understand this. I think “American Sniper” is an attempt to bring this reality to the movie going public.
Parents, there is strong language and intense war violence. Recommended for ages 17 and up.