AMERICAN SNIPER (15)

Date Time
Weds 25th February 7:45pm
Thurs 26th February 7:45pm

Dir | Clint Eastwood | USA | 2015 | 132 mins
Cast | Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller

Bradley Cooper (American Hustle) gives an extraordinary performance in Clint Eastwood’s (Million Dollar Baby) film – his best in years – about Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in US military history. Kyle served four tours in Iraq, where he logged 160 confirmed kills out of 255 probables. Garlanded with medals, he was wounded twice, involved in IED attacks and honourably discharged in 2009, when he tried with difficulty to reacclimatise to civilian life; before in a cruel irony, he was shot and killed in 2013 at a Texas shooting range. Eastwood mulls over themes of moral ambiguity and the question of heroism, aided by superb turns from Cooper and Sienna Miller.

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