I barely missed seeing this film in 2014 when I was in NYC Dec, 29. I didn't get to Regal Union Square quite on time and then had a train to catch. This film should not have been held up for regular viewing (and neither should have "Selma", which DC got to see on Christmas day).
Michael Moore has created some controversy about the film by saying that "sniping" is a "cowardly" way to do battle, an odd notion. And Seth Rogen ("The Interview", Dec. 27) made an odd comparison to "Inglourious Basterds", reviewed Aug 28, 2009 (story).
Zack Beauchamp of Vox Media has criticized the film's account of why we got involved in Iraq, here.
Filmdrunk has this disturbing report about the reaction of some people, reminding one of "The Interview", here.
NBC News reports the mixed reaction of today's Bagdad residents, who depend on an unreliable Iraqi government and military to keep ISIS at bay, here.
Update: April 23
There is controversy over showing this movie at the University of Maryland because of Muslim complaints, supposedly, Fox news story here.
Update: Aug. 15
Jesse Ventura (former governor of Minnesota) has won a defamation suit against the Kyle estate over a matter in Kyle's book, explained on my main blog today.