Cooper inhabits the mind of an 'American Sniper'

December 23, 2014 6:24 PM

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Now, he takes to the subject again in American Sniper, loosely based on the true story of celebrated Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle, about his sobering experiences in the Iraq War (*** out of four; rated R; opens in select cities Dec. 25, wide on Jan. 16).

The film takes a direct approach to Kyle's experiences on the battlefield. But Kyle's (Bradley Cooper) life loses focus after he returns stateside. After four tours of duty, he's more comfortable behind a scope on a rooftop in Fallujah than at home with his family. Kyle is battle-scarred, alternatel...

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