- Jun 16, 2012
"American Sniper" [6.4/10]: I was very disappointed. If you have seen the trailers, you have seen the movie. There are multitudes of better war movies. There are better movies about snipers ("Enemy At The Gates"). There are better movies about recent wars, and the experience of the soldiers in those wars. There are better movies that focus on the cause and effects of PTSD. I am at a loss to understand the acclaim/buzz that this movie is getting...just my opinion.
You and me both.
I particularly have issue with the numbers claimed which are insubstantiated and was completely alarmed that the guy is talking on a satphone to his wife and dad while on a combat mission.
Anyone ever want's to hear about a true "hero" whatever that means, in that vocation I highly recommend looking up information on Carlos Hathcock. It's obvious Eastwood did and used that material in his film.