AMERICAN SNIPER (R)
Directed by: Clint Eastwood.
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes.
The pitch: A Navy SEAL sniper becomes a wanted man because of his deadly accuracy. The work he’s doing begins to take an emotional toll.
The formula: Enlist some moments of “The Green Berets.” Take a tour of duty with “Zero Dark Thirty.” Complete your service with “Shooter.”
Go see it: If you want to see the kind of sacrifices made by men and women for their country.
Don’t go see it: If you have lost someone to war. This is an emotionally draining story.
Real reality: The film is based on a true story. It’s more powerful than most fictionalized tales.