1. The Film Suggests the Iraq War Was In Response To 9/11:
2. The Film Invents a Terrorist Sniper Who Works For Multiple Opposing Factions:
3. The Film Portrays Chris Kyle as Tormented By His Actions:
One of the film's earliest reviews praised it for showing the “emotional torment of so many military men and women.” But that torment is completely absent from the book the
film is based on. In the book, Kyle refers to everyone he fought as
“savage, despicable” evil. He writes, “I only wish I had killed more.”
He also writes, “I loved what I did. I still do.
4. The Real Chris Kyle Made Up A Story About Killing Dozens of People In Post-Katrina New Orleans:
5. The Real Chris Kyle Fabricated A Story About Killing Two Men Who Tried To Carjack Him In Texas:
6. Chris Kyle Was Successfully Sued For Lying About the Former Governor of Minnesota
7. Chris Kyle's Family Claimed He Donated His Book Proceeds To Veterans' Charity, But He Kept Most Of The Profits: The National Review debunks
the claim that all proceeds of his book went to veterans' charities.
Around 2 percent – $52,000 – went to the charities while the Kyles
pocketed $3 million.