This war drama is based on the book The American Sniper - The Autobiography of The Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History which is written by Chris Kyle which was published on January 2012.
American Sniper tells the true story of United States Navy Seal Sniper nicknamed "The Legend" Christopher Scott "Chris" Kyle, one of the most decorated soldier, who based on accounts has 255 kills during the Iraq War, thus making him the most lethal marksman in US military history.
American Sniper is directed and produced by veteran actor and director Clint Eastwood and stars Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Cory Hardrict, Navid Negahban, Eric Close, Eric Ladin, Rey Gallegos, and Jake McDorman.
It was released worldwide on January 16, 2015 and has a running time of 132 minutes. It is now considered as one of the highest box-office war movie ever made surpassing the record previously held by Saving Private Ryan. To date, American Sniper is Clint Eastwood's highest grossing film. It has won for Bub Asman the Best Sound Editing award at the recently concluded 87th Academy Awards.
Chris Kyle, played by Cooper (Guardians of the Galaxy), is extremely patriotic towards his country. This has been proven in his reputation as a Navy Seal Sniper, going by the nickname, "The Legend". Aside from being skilled in the battlefield, Chris has a family with his wife, Taya Kyle, played by Miller (Foxcatcher) and their children.
In the aftermath of the devastating attack on the World Trade Center, Chris has been called into action and must apprehend a terrorist group, all with the aid of his friends (each played by Kyle Gallner, Cory Hardrict, Eric Close, Eric Ladin, Rey Gallegos, and Jake McDorman). Receiving a tip from a source, played by Negahban (Brothers), Chris and company delve deeper into the war zone, but slowly becoming paranoid in the process. Can Chris keep his family together?
Although I may not be familiar with the true story, I can tell you this. This film is a masterpiece. From start to finish, Clint Eastwood wonderfully shows us the horrors of war and Bradley Cooper shines as a spectacular actor. Sure, it may be quite lengthy for some, but this a very gripping drama that will seriously leave an expression in your face. You will not be disappointed, I guarantee it.