'American Sniper' is an effective war story worth telling

January 22, 2015 3:31 PM

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Sometimes a movie gets defined, unfairly or not, by movies that came before it. “American Sniper” is an Iraq War movie, a genre so small it pretty much begins and ends with “The Hurt Locker.”

Thematically, both movies have a lot in common. At the center of both films is a man who finds himself strangely addicted to combat and unable to adjust when he returns to the home front.

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