Harvey Weinstein Defends 'American Sniper,' Says It's Better Than The 'Junk Our Kids Are Seeing'

February 2, 2015 3:40 PM

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Harvey Weinstein Defends 'American Sniper,' Says It's Better Than The 'Junk Our Kids Are Seeing'

Why would "American Sniper" need defending, you ask? After all, its $249 million domestic grosses have made it the most lucrative war film of all time, the best wide-release January opening and the now the record holder for strongest Super Bowl weekend (take that, Miley Cyrus). It also boasts six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture.

But buried amid the smear campaign lobbed at the historical precision of "Selma" is a movie storming the box office despite claims that have questioned the heroic depiction of Chris Kyle, the deadly sniper portrayed by Bradley Cooper. "'American Sniper' Is Almost Too Dumb To Criticize," Matt Taibbi ...

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