mercredi 21 janvier 2015

American Sniper — Another extraordinary point of view of what war feels like — 9*/10

  • Story: Gripping, touching, incredible, and most of all: realistic. No extreme, just what is. Thumbs up to the fact that it's not smeared with American propaganda, you can feel a certain neutrality towards it.
  • Characters: A psychological depth that you can really feel.
  • Dialogs: Perfect.
  • Scenario: Great mix of pacing that really fills your mind.
  • Actors: Solid work from everyone. Superb job by Bradley Cooper who seems to have put on a lot of muscle since his last gig.
  • Photography: Captivating.
  • Special effects: Just right.
  • Synopsis & information
  • Who is it for? Those who try to understand war through movies like me, war junkies, Cooper fans, and those looking for a psychological fuck up.

I'm not sure why I'm not giving it a perfect score. Maybe it's just in comparison to other excellent war movies. Most flick based on actual facts have a tendency to be a bit incomplete, because you cannot rearrange events to fit that perfect scenario. That's probably why. Anyway, my hat to Clint Eastwood.