'Sniper' brings Eastwood back, a lot closer to the bullseye

December 16, 2014 7:09 PM

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The acting drops away from Bradley Cooper's performance as "deadliest American sniper" Chris Kyle. Cooper bulked up, kept a pinch between his lower lip and jaw and became a man of few drawled words, the perfect Clint Eastwood hero in Eastwood's film "American Sniper."

The director, who has seemed distracted if not downright bored with his recent films - "Jersey Boys" was sort of a post-orangutan low - returns to form with a clean kill of a movie, an unfussy combat film that only drifts in a third act.And that drift only sets in because the director decided to err...

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