The war drama is based on the true story of former Navy SEAL and sharpshooter Chris Kyle, and as played by Bradley Cooper, shows how Kyle used his skills in the Iraq war, labeling him “America’s deadliest sniper.”
Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore blasted the film on Sunday, tweeting that "snipers aren't heroes.”
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— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 18, 2015
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.— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 19, 2015
The "Bowling for Columbine" director also tweeted, "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."
Actor Seth Rogen chimed in as well, tweeting “Sniper” reminded him of the German propaganda film that played in the Quentin Tarantino satire “Inglourious Basterds.”
American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that's showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 18, 2015
“American Sniper” nabbed six Academy Award nominations last week, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Bradley Cooper.