With 6 nominations, including Best Picture, war drama from Clint Eastwood, who heads the US box office arrives at Buenos Aires screens.
The story of this film is interesting. Its protagonist and co-producer Bradley Cooper (previously nominated for an Oscar for his performances in "The Bright Side of Life" and "American Scandal" and here twice nominated for his performance and production), bought the rights to the autobiography of Chris Kyle and he searched for years for Clint Eastwood to direct it.
The miracle happened. Eastwood 84, delivering a hard, realistic and intense film as only he can do. The history of this sniper puts the viewer in his terrible place of choice: kill his target hundreds of meters away or perhaps see kill their fellow soldiers. The decision is difficult and Chris knows and suffers for it. At home awaits his wife and their young children, but the Iraq war spans years and feels the duty to defend their country and yours. He has the need to save their colleagues and makes the best way he knows. Soon it becomes a legend but he denies. Eliminate his targets quickly and efficiently, making the right decisions at the last minute. But as we know, the war changed every human being and Chris is no stranger to this. Every time return from their missions he feels alienated at home and attentive to every sound that reminds him something when he was in enemy territory does being alert to every step. This means that it is not comfortable at home or with loved ones. The choice will be finished resolving.
Clint Eastwood delivers a film made with a rigor that squashes. Since first taking a tank almost passing us over with a deafening noise, puts us squarely in that horror that is war. The technical areas such as sound and editing sound effects and visual effects are top line and are in search of history, supported by the artistic areas such as photography Tom Stern, the millimeter mounting Joel Cox and Gary Roach and a brief but well-placed music, composed by the director assisted by Joseph S. DeBeasi, "Sniper" traps from start to finish.
Bradley Cooper's work in the role of Chris Kyle and surprising is solid at once. Provides performance worthy of his Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe. "Sniper" is a great film that deserves the 6 nominations to the golden statuette, however the fact that this nominee Eastwood not mark the will of the members of the Academy does not reward this kind of films and this film in particular. Beyond the awards, "Sniper" is a film that deserves to be seen by his great technical and artistic quality and very well adapted story by Jason Hall, who moved from his humanity wave.
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