Eric and I feel the same way about this movie and have written the following review:
By now, Chris Kyle is a name that many people have come to know. “American Sniper” is the story of being the U.S. Navy Seals most lethal sniper and earning the name “Legend.” This is Chris’ story, (who is played by Bradley Cooper), of his 4 rotations of serving in Iraq. The movie makes you feel like you are there with him behind the scope as we watch him protect the men who are on the ground. As with other recent true war stories such as, Lone Survivor and Zero Dark Thirty – you walk away with a new sense of patriotism and total respect and awe for the men and women of our country. Chris’ story took a tragic turn when he and a friend were killed by another veteran on American soil on February 2, 2013. You can read more of his story through his books, the movie or his wife’s new book, “American Wife” by Taya Kyle and Jim DeFelice.