2.5 (pushing 3 more than half and 2... due more to Bradley Cooper's performance)...did seem very repetitive and predictable for the most part. As per usual for a war film from the American perspective, it did seem unfavorably biased... but, I guess that's the point when retrospectively addressing immediate historical events.
We Need to Talk About Kyle. There is a reason this film was so successful: no other recent Hollywood film has turned its attention, and keen eye, toward this very real side of American culture. Eastwood directs Kyle's story like a western for the post-9/11 era- full of disenchantment, passive racism, and a palpable distress about masculinity. Anyone tossing vitriol should first pause and reflect about how we got here
The republican right wing criminal capitalist war machinery of some psychopaths probably financed this shit of a movie. Can't bellieve Cimino praise this crap. He probably ate Eastwoods grey hair for breakfast. One dimensional propaganda portrayal of war. Hope I get old enough just to see the decay of USA and the capitalist monster system that pollutes our worlds and minds with pathological criminal behaviour.
Decent biopic of a man imploding from the inner moral and psychologically damaging struggles of war. Bradley Cooper commendably plays Chris Kyle as a patriotic 'meathead' while also managing to derive some empathy towards the character. Having to compartmentalise and create an alienating, destructive distance between himself from the dual realities of home/family life and life on the battlefield.