Skip to comments.American Sniper: FR Review, Thoughts, etc. (SPOILERS INCL.)
Posted on 01/31/2015 9:56:16 AM PST by rabidralph
When American Sniper went into wide release, I promised to get a thread going, after a few weeks, so that FReepers could have a discussion about the movie, Hollywood, the effect of the story on us as veterans and civilians and whatever else.
I hope that most of FR has had a chance to see it. There will probably be spoilers in this discussion.
There are tons of articles now about the movie including this latest from Variety. The movie continues to do extremely well. It's a movie that everyone should see to gain a better understanding of what those in combat sometimes go through. I hope that those who need help will get in touch with the VA and find healing.
This is a partial ping list for some people who liked the movie and maybe have more insight about the film. I’ve enjoyed reading everyone’s comments as they have discussed the film on other threads.
Clint Eastwood is a true genius. He took a lot of his Western photography to the movie and made a masterpiece. He is known for not pulling punches and he tells the whole story in this one.
The story tells what we were fighting and how amazing our troops are. Best war movie I ever watched.
Pray America is waking
It’s an excellent movie. I don’t cry easily, but it was hard to hold back tears at the end.
The political objections of leftists are ridiculous. I could not discern any political point of view in the film. It was about bravery, sacrifice and patriotism.
I saw it last weekend and thought it was a terrific movie.
Soon to be #1 war film, overtaking Pvt. Ryan.
Some of the actors in the movie and who they portrayed.
We saw this last week. It was so well done and believable that it made me cry........ great movie, go see it.
Every director has layed a few eggs here and there. This movie sucks you in from the start. Lots of great lessons and truths throughout. I highly recommend you see it. And the two movies you mention are 20 and 30 years old.
I do hope America is waking up. The truth is, is that war does exact a heavy toll on those who fight it, but sometimes it must be fought. It’s the price we pay to live in this fallen world.
Yes, I cried leaving the theater and driving to go to dinner. The lessons found in the movie, the men who fight our wars...Chris’ father should be very proud of how he raised his sons.
Thank your family member for his service.
Great movie and very tiny critisism... I’ll pass your thanks on.
I kept having to remind myself that I was watching a movie. I was just thorougly engrossed the whole time.
I was still crying when I got to the car. I knew it was a movie, but at the end there was this sense of profound loss. One of the greatest among us, just gone. And way too soon.
Wife and I saw it last week. She cried, I thought it was great. Deserves Best picture.
I'm surprised at the number of nominees from pictures that haven't done well at the box office or they seem to not be in wide release. I guess the world isn't like it was 30 years ago when all we had for entertainment were movies at the theater and sports.
The movie will be punished for its success in Hollywierd. It will not get one of their little trophies for hating America through media.
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