From at times underrated director Clint Eastwood, comes his latest war feature: AMERICAN SNIPER starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, but there was much more to this true American hero than his skill with a rifle. Eastwood may not be viewed as innovative or visionary within the industry but without question Eastwood has spent more time than anyone as a filmmaker exploring and celebrating themes of violence and its consequences.

U.S. Navy SEAL sniper 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.


Cooper is joined by a promising cast including Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes and Max Charles. A film that no doubt will encourage you to reflect and feel, judging from the trailer Cooper looks deeply expressive in the lead performance, a promising new release for January 2015.

Watch the trailer below: AMERICAN SNIPER

If the trailer’s got your attention, check out these similar titles in the meantime: The Hurt Locker (2008), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), We Were Soldiers (2002), Enemy at the Gates (2001).

AMERICAN SNIPER : In Cinemas 22 January 2015

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