The Gist: Chris Kyle's impressive targeting precision turns him into a legend among his fellow soldiers, but also makes him the biggest target of the insurgents in Iraq. Meanwhile, his ability to handle the stress of the battlefield deteriorates with each passing tour of duty.
Chris Kyle is known as the most lethal sniper in U.S. history and this movie is a fitting tribute to his efforts to protect his comrades.
It is very sad to think that after the countless lives he helped save in Iraq in the thick of battle, he couldn't save his own back home.
Another great movie by Clint Eastwood. Bradley Cooper turns in a fantastic performance, probably his best to date.
The Bottom Line: American Sniper is a great war movie, intense, intimate, suspenseful, violent, and raw. Don't miss it if you're into the genre.