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Good points. I've seen the movie, and my biggest problem with it is that most of the events in the movie didn't actually happen.

For example, why add the child?
"according to the memoir, Kyle shot only a woman that day, not a child, and he felt no guilt about it: 'It was my duty to shoot, and I don’t regret it.'"

And why create Mustafa and the Butcher stories?

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Klausphotos, I see your point and, although I didn't want to get into in the post---the review's already long enough---along those lines my complaint is the same I had with ,The Social Network, a very good movie but all fiction. If you're going to make a work of fiction why use real names? I know, to sell tickets, but that's a cheap dodge. But here's the thing. The real Chris Kyle was a fabulist. I don't know if it was due to his PTSD or he always liked to make stuff up about himself. So there's good reason not to take his word for things and treat the book American Sniper as factual. One way to think of the movie's Chris Kyle is as the type of person who would write a memoir like American Sniper to avoid having to tell the truth about what happened to him over there. Still fiction, I know, but it's the kind of What If story historical fiction is licensed to tell.

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