Movie Review: American Sniper - Shooting blanks

December 24, 2014 2:29 PM

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The two most disappointing films of the season should have been two of the most gripping: Unbroken (also opening on Christmas) and Clint Eastwood's American Sniper, Eastwood's second misfire of the year (after the deadly Jersey Boys).

The film is based on the memoir by former SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, who served four tours of duty in Iraq (where he had a price on his head by al-Qaeda because of his deadly prowess - more than 100 confirmed kills). American Sniper gives Bradley Cooper room to show range beyond the fast-talking, short...

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