Michael Moore praises Bradley Cooper

Director Michael Moore thinks Bradley Cooper's performance in 'American Sniper' was "awesome" but slated the film for inaccuracies

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Michael Moore thinks Bradley Cooper's performance in 'American Sniper' was "awesome".

The 60-year-old director - who was recently accused of disliking the movie after stating his opinion on snipers in general - also praised the film's editing and costumes.

Writing in a post on his official Facebook page, he said: "Awesome performance from Bradley Cooper. One of the best of the year.

"Great editing. Costumes, hair, makeup superb!"

However, Michael wasn't too pleased with the film's inaccuracies.

He added: "Oh... and too bad Clint [Eastwood; the director] gets Vietnam and Iraq confused in his storytelling. And that he has his characters calling Iraqis "savages" throughout the film.

"But there is also anti-war sentiment expressed in the movie. And there's a touching ending as the main character is remembered after being gunned down by a fellow American vet with PTSD who was given a gun at a gun range back home in Texas - and then used it to kill the man who called himself the 'America Sniper' (sic)"

Meanwhile, Michael recently shared the story of his uncle, who was killed by a sniper in World War II.

He tweeted previously: "My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren't heroes. And invaders r worse

"But if you're on the roof of your home defending it from invaders who've come 7K miles, you are not a sniper, u are brave, u are a neighbor. (sic)"

American Sniper

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 134 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Clint Eastwood
  • Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jake McDorman
  • UK release: 16 January 2015

Eastwood, noted for his kinship with the common soldier, is the ideal director for this true-life drama based on the autobiography of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Cooper). Cooper continues to be impressive but the film unravels when it shows Kyle's home life, failing to engage with either marital or wider political issues.

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