American Sniper, now playing in our CityPlace’s Muvico Parisian 20 & IMAX, is the 2014 American biographical war drama film directed by Clint Eastwood based on Chris Kyle‘s autobiography American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.

American Sniper, the story of Chris Kyle, is powered by Clint Eastwood’s sure-handed direction and a gripping central performance from Bradley Cooper. American Sniper delivers a tense, vivid tribute to its real-life subject. The film is nominated by the 87th Academy Awards Oscars 2015 for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Sound Mixing.

The movie has received a strong critical reception and even more positive audience buzz, although providing a decent insight into Chris Kyle, and failing to provide any ethical reasons for killing hundreds of people during war. American Sniper provides some intense war scenes and a great performance from Bradley Cooper.


If you haven’t’ watched the movie yet, the film is about a biopic of Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), the most-celebrated sniper in American military history. In the aftermath of 9/11, Kyle decides to serve his country by becoming a Navy SEAL. But with each tour of duty, he grows more detached from his wife and children.

Chris Kyle grew up in Texas, where his father raised him under a strict moral code. His father insisted that he should “be a sheepdog who protects others, not a sheep or a wolf.” Kyle works briefly as a rodeo cowboy until he sees television coverage of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. embassies in Dar es Salaam and Nairobi. He immediately enlists to become a U.S. Navy SEAL.

Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, becoming emblematic of the SEAL creed to “leave no man behind.” But upon returning home, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.

American Sniper (soldier Chris Kyle) is repeatedly drawn back into the carnage of a war he can’t escape no matter how far away he gets.

Kyle returns home, on edge and unable to fully adjust to civilian life. He tells a psychiatrist he is “haunted by all the guys he couldn’t save”. The psychiatrist encourages him to help wounded veterans in the hospital. Kyle takes a walk through the hospital and meets veterans who suffered severe injuries. He decides to spend time with injured veterans at a shooting range in the woods and gradually begins to adjust to home life.

Years later, Kyle, playful and happy, says goodbye to his wife and family as he leaves to spend time with veterans at the shooting range. On-screen text reveals: ‘Kyle was killed that day by a veteran he was trying to help’, followed by stock footage of thousands of people standing in line along the highway for his funeral procession. Thousands more are shown attending Cowboys Stadium for his memorial service.

Chris Kyle, a decorated sniper, tried to help a troubled veteran. The result was tragic.

Chris Kyle

In a written evaluation, his commanding officer reported that Kyle had “single-handedly thwarted a large-scale attack on a U.S. Marine Combat Outpost,” adding that his “performance under fire cannot be overstated.” Two previous evaluations had recommended Kyle for SEAL Team Six, the unit that later killed Osama bin Laden, and Kyle had received two Silver Stars for his achievements in combat.

American Sniper, the story of Chris Kyle. Chris Kyle, Known as the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History is Portrayed in this Oscar-Nominated Movie.