‘American Sniper’: a killer drama with Bradley Cooper

January 15, 2015 8:07 AM

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A movie review of “American Sniper”: Clint Eastwood’s film about Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (played by Bradley Cooper) is powerful and intense, arguably his best picture since “Unforgiven.” Rating: 3.5 stars out of 4.

In his autobiography “American Sniper,” Navy SEAL Chris Kyle repeatedly emphasizes how much he savored the kick of the kill. “I was trained for war,” he writes. Back home between tours to Iraq (he was deployed in four), he writes, “I missed it. I missed the excitement and the thrill. I loved killing...

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