American Sniper

American-Sniper_612x380I saw “American Sniper” today.

It’s not as good as some critics have proclaimed, and not as bad as detractors have warned. Clint Eastwood has made better films. His “Unforgiven” is a classic, with a taut story exploring and exposing human frailties. Other directors have made superior modern combat movies, like Ridley Scott’s “Black Hawk Down.” With similar disparate settings—the battlefield and the home front—“Hurt Locker” remains the best post-September 11 effort and deserved its Oscar.

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