01/21/2015 09:44 pm ET Updated Jan 22, 2015

Matt Taibbi: American Sniper 'Almost Too Dumb To Criticize'


I saw American Sniper last night, and hated it slightly less than I expected to. Like most Clint Eastwood movies – and I like Clint Eastwood movies for the most part – it's a simple, well-lit little fairy tale with the nutritional value of a fortune cookie that serves up a neatly-arranged helping of cheers and tears for target audiences, and panics at the thought of embracing more than one or two ideas at any time.

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