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American Sniper Rating: 2.75/5

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Ratings: 3.5/5 Review By:  Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN

Bradley Cooper’s measured performance in Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper is one that stays with you. It burrows its way into a faraway corner of your consciousness and just stays there. For days. Such occasional hiccups aside, American Sniper is blunt, uncomfortable, and thought-provoking. I’m going with three-and-a-half out of five. At 84, Eastwood can still play a young man’s game. Don’t miss this film.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Shalini Langer Site:Indian Express

The film, based on a book co-written by Kyle himself, will make you flinch at both the relentless fighting and the unilateral view the Americans in its midst have of it. Words like “savages” are routinely thrown about as Kyle and buddies manoeuver their Hummers through streets crawling with “dangerous Iraqis”. 

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Renuka Vyvahare Site:Times Of India (TOI)

While we don’t mind Eastwood’s unhurried storytelling of this one-dimensional tale with a narrative that suits jingoistic thinking, it’s the monotony and stagnancy that fail to make the desired impact. Chris’ one-upmanship with Mustafa (a Syrian sniper) is an interesting track that stays unexplored. American Sniper is hard-hitting, no doubt, and predominantly a performance-oriented film, where Cooper shines. It isn’t the Clint Eastwood classic you expect it to be, though.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Suhani Singh Site:India Today

American Sniper’s soul is Bradley Cooper who brings a touch of humanity to Kyle through his measured performance which successfully shows viewers two different sides of him – a daredevil in Iraq and an ill at ease family man. In the few scenes which look at Kyle’s struggles to adapt to real life, Cooper uses his eyes convincingly to show the anxiety of a man not always happy to wear all the laurels.For all the bravado of Kyle, American Sniper lacks courage to realistically see the perils of war.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Paloma Sharma Site:Rediff

Despite being intrinsically American, the film might actually appeal to a certain section of the political spectrum, even in India. However, it could have been infinitely better. Not quite as mindlessly gory as Lone Survivor, not quite as brutal and sensitive as Fury, American Sniper is a middle ground that is as masala as a war biopic can get.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Navin Noronha Site:Bookmyshow

Watch the film for an earnest performance by Bradley Cooper. The actor is in top form as Chris Kyle and offers a lot of depth. It has enough edge-of-the-seat moments, coupled with a stellar soundtrack and POV shots. But honestly, this film would have been better off as a documentary rather than a feature-length film where we are exposed to civilians being butchered and murder being glorified.

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  1. some of the critics have given it 2 stars…really??? they should watch movies like kick ..happy new year and appreciate it…imbeciles

  2. AMERICAN SNIPER: War in the head! Cooper’s career-best! [3.5/5]

    On the losing side or on the winning side, no matter where you are; war takes a mouthful bite from your life without making much exemption. The real war-zone is never out in the geographical field measured by and directed as the degrees of longitudes and latitudes but is your conscience. The perfect illustration can be seen in a situation where Bradley Cooper playing US military’s deadliest shooter-sniper Chris Kyle is in wrestle with his own mind whether to pull the trigger or not. The target on the other side is an Iraqi kid with a grenade-launcher. The heart skips a beat or two and the tension in those fractions of a second makes the air hotter, for the scene and for a watcher too.

    Veteran Clint Eastwood directs Bradley Cooper for his career-best performance in AMERICAN SNIPER, a war-drama based on the autobiography of Chris Kyle- a lethal sniper with a title ‘the legend’ for taking more than 160 targets down officially, in his term of more than 1000 days in Iraq. Kyle is; strong, unshaken and sure as his shots and shaky, uncertain and panicky as any family guy. Whenever at home, he’s never at peace. The ambiguity and the anguish of the war are slowly but steadily entering into the relaxed zone of a regular married life. The targets have changed to his wife [Sienna Miller] and the kids.

    Besieged by the ruthless war-events, Kyle is looking at the blank TV screen with gunshots being played in the background. You don’t need to be a certified psychiatrist to read the chaotic mental status of a soldier. Eastwood does it for you brilliantly and Cooper plays it with equal conviction. Cooper not only shoulders a firm base to his killing machine but gives his best shot as a performer too. His silence echoing in the conflicts of mind can kill too. His ease at the job and the struggle at home are a pitch-perfect performance.

    AMERICAN SNIPER is thrilling, moving and psychological that makes you restless many a times. The counterpart of Kyle is an Iraqi sniper who was once an Olympic medalist in shooting. Who wouldn’t sink in deep after learning such irony? The complexities and the conflicts of a war-hero in a story that is not exceedingly great but portrayed, pictured and performed well. Worth-watching! [3.5/5]

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