Fifth about The Seventh

American Sniper

American SniperAmerican Sniper: Clint Eastwood is reverent and efficient as he tells this story. The tension and clarity of the war scenes are ample evidence of how well made this film is, from Tom Stern’s camera work to Joel Cox and Gary Roach’s editing (even thought one particular cut, an editorial and directorial choice no doubt, has implications that are historically wrong). Sienna Miller and Bradley Cooper are solid but unspectacular; that is partly due to the characters being too simple (to the writer’s credit, the title character is given glimpses of some of his more unpleasant traits). The end result is that, despite some exciting parts and the seriousness it deals with some war-related issues, the whole is not engaging enough.

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