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FILM REVIEW: American Sniper

| January 18, 2015

Released : 16th January 2015
Rated : 15
Running Time: 132 mins
BBFCinsight: Strong language, violence, threat
Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars:  Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Max Charles, Kyle Gallner, Brando Eaton, Jake McDorman

Clint Eastwood directs the true story of Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) a US Navy SEAL who after four tours in Iraq became the the deadliest sniper in US military history with 160 confirmed kills.

After completing the Navy SEAL training Chris is posted to Fallujah as a sniper protecting ground troops and military convoys. His split second decisions and pinpoint accuracy with a rifle earns Chris the nickname ‘Legend’ from other troops as he takes down suicide bombers, insurgents and enemy soldiers.

Soon the insurgents put a price on Chris and he becomes as much of a target as those who appear in his gun sights.

The film also follows Chris as he tries to being up a family in the US while fighting in Iraq and covers the effects the exposure to war has and the way it affects combatants both emotionally and psychologically.

REVIEW : This film is not for the feint hearted as there are graphic depictions of killings in the war zone. However it’s definitely worth watching as the film is more than shooting especially when it comes to exploring the effects the was has on the combatants taking part.

The tight and gritty direction of Clint Eastwood ensures the film is always on the pace.

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