'American Sniper' leaves too much unexplored

December 24, 2014 8:06 AM

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Arriving in theaters just over 22 months after Chris Kyle's untimely death at a shooting range near Glen Rose, Texas, "American Sniper" often has a sorrowful immediacy.

But director Clint Eastwood's film (the Oscar winner's second feature in less than a year, after the middling musical adaptation of "Jersey Boys") also bears the weight of a decade spent warring in the Middle East, considering the long, painful view of a generation sacrificed for goals that aren't a...

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