I liked the movie. It was very engaging. It was pleasantly unironic. Chris Kyle was the kind of guy I would want covering my back if I were trying to check buildings door-to-door in Fallujah.
I didn't serve in the military, but I've heard that ex-military types think this film gives the most accurate view of what it's like to fight in these modern Middle Eastern wars we've been getting into. As Hollywood movies go, it's got a very matter-of-fact feel to it. But the combat scenes are intense.
I'm told Chris Kyle wasn't a saint.
I'm also told that heroes often ain't.