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FILM REVIEW: American Sniper

Bradley Cooper plays the Iraq war hero in this true story directed by former movie gunslinger Clint Eastwood. But will American Sniper make our film critic's day?

If you're looking for complexity, it's in Bradley Cooper's performance, says Eli Glasner

3 stars for American Sniper

Arts and Entertainment

6 years ago
3:02
Bradley Cooper saves this film by setting his sights on the human behind the hero, says Eli Glasner 3:02

A last-minute entry to the Oscar awards season race opens across Canada this weekend. 

American Sniper is a film about the US Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Bradley Cooper plays the Iraq war hero in this true story directed by former movie gunslinger Clint Eastwood. 

The film surprised with a respectable six Academy Awards nominations on Thursday, including best actor for Cooper, making this his third consecutive acting nod, following nominations for American Hustle in 2014 and Silver Linings Playbook in 2013.

But will American Sniper make our film critic's day? 

Watch Eli Glasner's full review in the video above. 

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