Exceptional... but extremely bloody.
Last Sunday evening after Mass, I made the snap decision to catch the late show of Clint Eastwood's American Sniper, the true story of Chris Kyle, a U.S. Navy SEAL and the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. He is called a legend. His job was to combat evil. He has over 160 confirmed enemy kills to his name and had served four tours in Iraq. At one time, he was the most wanted man in the Middle East. It was difficult work, what he did, but it's what needs to be done at times, and no one did it better than Chris Kyle.
Based on Kyle's autobiography, American Sniper opens on a city devastated by the Iraq war, a place that has become the temporary home of American troops, and Kyle (Bradley Cooper) far from home, behind the sight of his sandy-colored Mk 12 Special Purpose Rifle with a pocket-sized New Testament by his side.