American Sniper Dials in on the Reality of War

January 23, 2015 5:51 PM

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Now almost a week removed from its release date, American Sniper has sparked controversy that has all but surpassed its record-breaking box office earnings. American Sniper marks the biggest January weekend ever -- and the second highest R-rated debut behind The Matrix Reloaded at $91.7 million. It's also Eastwood's biggest opening, too, topping his 2008 film, Gran Torino, with $29 million. Clint Eastwood's latest war drama based on the story of real life Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and it has already received nominations for six Academy Awards, including Best Film and Best Actor (Bradley Cooper). This past Saturday my wife and I decided to find out for ourselves how the film measured up against the experiences that we had shared almost four years ago.

American Sniper is the Biopic of Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), the most-celebrated sniper in American military history. The film chronicles each of his four tours to Iraq, where his reputation as a sniper who never misses makes him a legend among his fellow troops, and earns him the moniker "The Devi...

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