American Sniper Strikes Back

American Sniper - poster

FINALLY!  A good movie about American contemporary war.  After Black Hawk Down and Zero Dark Thirty I was beginning to lose faith.  A couple clips nail it:

Kenneth Turan, LA Times:

Eastwood’s impeccably crafted action sequences so catch us up in the chaos of combat we are almost not aware that we’re watching a film at all.

David Denby, The New Yorker:

Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” is both a devastating war movie and a devastating antiwar movie, a subdued celebration of a warrior’s skill and a sorrowful lament over his alienation and misery.

A great film, one of the best of 2014.  That it was completely absent from the Golden Globes points to a wacky awards season.  Could it be a “sleeper” at the Oscars?  I hope so.  9/10


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