I expected this to be an excellent film, given that I like a good biopic and I was interested in seeing this upon hearing that Clint Eastwood was directing. Unfortunately, I was not too impressed here. This film is average at best.
First of all, I found this movie to be pretentious and uninspired . It's like the same old "Soldier saved lives and has no time for his family, so he must be a legend and we must glorify it" kind of stuff. Also, I was bored with it. I was yawning throughout most of the film and that rarely happens to me.
I wanted to like this. I really did. It has it's qualities but it just doesn't quite work.
On a positive note it's well directed and well acted. I liked Bradley Cooper in this and I liked the tone and what the film was going for.
In the end, American Sniper, while it has a lot of thing going for it, is just over hyped Oscar bait with an uninspired storyline.
It has gotten some good reviews but I can't say I would recommend it. That being said, if you are going to watch it, that's your business.
American Sniper is now available on Blu-ray and DVD and Digital HD.