A Navy SEAL Reveals What 'American Sniper' Got Wrong

Published on Sep 22, 2016
Former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb knew the real "American Sniper," Chris Kyle, and helped design the training course that Kyle took. When he watched Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper's movie he had a lot to say about it.
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  • The team of the movie cared more to show people the kind of person Chris was and tell his story that what they did

  • Misleading title. Come on, BI; give us some honest video characterization.

  • After reading the book my take away was that kyle was a racist psychopath that loved killing brown people.

  • Brandon Webb accused by his own teammates of lying in his books, they said he never even shot a single enemy ..he embellishes a lot

  • U helped design it?????

  • Pretty sure it's a Canadian sniper that has the record for the longest kill 2 and a half k approx with another not 2 far behind so I guess they're pretty good maybe the best just don't have as many kills

  • was only a film

  • Most Americans citzens are dumb ass people they believe everything in movies idiots

  • Wait, a movie that wasn't accurate????

  • It's the same reaction EODs have towards The Hurt Locker. Movies aren't supposed to be realistic.

  • This was WAAAAAY less information than I expected.

  • a true professional speaks commenters comment few listen or understand

  • I love your book *The making of a navy seal*

  • why would a sniper not just shoot a bomb carrying child in the leg? and why not just a close shot near the second child.... shoot adults ...no worries.

  • It’s a movie.... and homie does not look like a SEAL

  • If you where critical why did you take the pay check and waited until know to complain about your shortcomings as an adviser

  • So they got one thing wrong and it was just about the training? Lol that’s such a small thing you said more positives than negatives why did you make this video

  • They forgot where he punched out Jesse Ventura or all the other bullshit lies

  • Chris Kyle was a scumbag lying piece of shit and got what he deserved

  • they probably should have consulted Brandon

  • I think I partied with Brandon Webb on J.P.A in CVILLE va lol no for real that guy is so flippin familiar lol God bless sir thanks for your service in Jesus name amen 😇

  • SEALS = Veterans who run their mouths off ad nauseam.

  • is this guy a real Seal?or he is one of those Stolen valor Wackos?

  • His book was great though.

  • And now it turned out he is a lying scumbag. "Hit Ventura" Yeah ok.

  • Who gives a shit! He was a lying war criminal scumbag.

  • So you personally knew Chris. Was he always a Liar or did he become that some how later in his life. I have never understood liars. The Truth always comes out eventually... So with a Military record like his.... The gaint lies he told afterwards only call into question his service and degrade the Honorable things he did do... Do you ever Regain Your Integrity.... I don't know that you do... Damn Shame is what it is.

  • What with the controversy leading up to the "movie", i.e. fantasy, i thought most of it was horseshite ! Brought about by a proven lier and promoted for profit and recruitment. In plain terms, it sucked ! Ya never leave a fallen comrade and that's what sucks most cos the prick knows you die for your comrades but he lied against a former comrade in order to gain financially and live a fantasy. That goes against the grain for sure. So how could any soldier approve of this movie that was built upon a lie at the expense of a comrade ! Having said that i do hold respect for his many achievements and i respect the badge he wore. RIP..

  • This guy dont seem to have a problem readjusting to civillian lives.. if no one told me i wouldn’t know that he was even in the military. Nice one sir

  • Its a movie about shooting muslims! whats not to like :D

  • It’s just a movie. A damn good one to. No one else could have made a better movie.

  • IMHO, he made this video just to make a video. Who cares about the sniper school scenes other than that they showed Chris working hard to get good and having good days as well as bad ones. It moved the story along just fine. It isn't a documentary you know. He even admitted the rest of the movie was done very well. Another US-tv video that didn't need to be made.

  • No doubt Chris Kyle was a phenomenal warrior and a legitimate military icon. But for some personality defect, Mr Kyle was not satisfied with his actual spectacular exploits, instead he felt the need to exaggerate his accomplishments which is ridiculous because he had done so much already. The Navy reported that he had 3 Bronze stars w/ valor not five as he claimed, and 1 silver star, not two. And he wrote about sniping people during the Katrina operation in New Orleans. Why? But there it is.

  • You have msny complaints.Go watch Popeye the Sailor Man.

  • It's a Clint Eastwood film. What did you expect? This is the same director who did the movie "Heartbreak Ridge." Basically a parody of Marine Force Recon training. Complete garbage.

  • Hollywood!

  • Thank you for your service to a very grateful country. G-d bless you and yours.

  • If you want to know what American Sniper got right and what it got wrong then watching or listen to some of Jocko Willink's podcast. He uploads all his stuff to youtube. Willink was Chris Kyle's Commander in Iraq, under Task Unit Bruiser. He has had a bunch of guys from SEAL Team 3, who also served with Kyle, on and they talk about Kyle and American Sniper a fair bit.

  • The movie wasn't meant to be taken at face value, it was meant to be symbolic.

  • people let it go...its a movie portraying and honoring a Seal's sacrifice, service, life and family...not a real life documentary. You want real life...you want accuracy? then enroll yourself or go for another tour....so you can get your "real accuracy" instead of showing off "military technical knowledge" on a Hollywood movie. Grow up!

  • Looks cool to normies

  • The movie wasn't supposed to be a realistic one... just a movie about Chris Kyle and his life thats why the movie starts with what his life was before the army and ends at... well the end of his life sadly. The action in the middle of that is just to tell his story and thats how most action movies do, you tell a story with action but you don't focus on realism because the story is more importent.

  • this is such bullshit. they had Kevin Lacz (a SEAL sniper) on set helping them with this scene. The one thing about this movie that was bullshit was how they disrespected the memory of Marc Lee. They made him look like a coward, when that wasn't him at all

  • Of course its a movie. Pretty much all true story/historical movies arent even accurate. Movies should have some "movie" element. Movies are meant to entertain.

  • Kyle never went to Sniper school ever he was a sharpshooter over watch shooter

  • Thank you for your service.

  • There are so many holes in the movie it’s ridiculous. Maybe I shouldn’t have read his book.

  • American Sniper got wrong was allowing 90 year old geezer Clint Eastwood to direct it.

  • the sub/above/left/right titles were stupidly distracting and not needed, he speaks english very well for an american.

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  • Because ya know.... he's been through sniper training so many times. And its Hollywood

  • Seals produce the best snipers? Where did these jerks come from? :) They truly believe they're #1 in every way. (Delusional :) Anyone who knows anything about the U.S. military knows this isn't so.

  • If you want to see a realistic war movie We were Soldiers is about the best out there

  • Fat bencio del toro

  • Jesus Christ it’s a hollywood movie

  • Here we go again...Army Delta is Tops!

  • uhh, its a movie

  • you cant be a navy seal unless you skim money off a slush fund (*cough* "team 6" *cough*) just the ones that caught... you gotta think about the ones that didnt get caught who are still employed.

    • but i agree, you needed to do atleast 1 jumpshot 720 degree no scope headshot at 1800+ meters in that movie to make it authentic

  • The book is a lot different than the movie.

  • Weird - I actually saw an interview of Chris Kyle were he clearly stated the various stages of training and the verbal/emotional abuse that was inflicted on them during training. I suppose each person has a different 'take away' from their experience of training.

  • Not to mention that USD5 *fake baby doll* they used and made the actors look like fools. Good to hear a professional reviewing it. I just hate action movies without care in details about tactical details.

  • Well, that was the point of the movie. Was the decision-making, struggles w/ fam. NOT training precision. He just proved Eastwoods point of the movie.

  • Best snipers are the Marines Scout snipers

    • True. SEAL and SF snipers have different purposes than Marine snipers. At long distance the Marines are better.

  • So he doesnt give the *SEAL* of approval?

  • Oh I hated this movie. It did not do the story or the book justice at all.

  • Rangers all the way!!

  • If you made the best snipers you'd have the longest kills or the most confirmed kills. You don't.

  • Peter Berg would have been a better director for this movie, i dont konow Clint, your scenes dont have that power and it seems very staged.

  • There’s two types of films: MOVIES and DOCUMENTARIES Jesus Christ, if they made this movie to appeal to EX military and be a direct reflection of SEAL training it would be a documentary not a movie stop hating on the film

  • This guy just wanted to be noticed. His 1:30 of fame.

  • Most of the movie's story is completely falsified. Like most Hollywood war movies are a complete misrepresentation of what actually happened because you can never admit to your people how much you lied to them.

  • It was a bullshit propaganda movie based on a prick.

  • I always see people say "The hardships of war! The hell that is war! Life and death on an hourly basis!". I just want there to be one guy who's like "I kicked everyone's ass. And when they tried to stop me. I kicked their ass too. Was fun as hell man."

  • First mistake was casting Bradley Cooper, when Chris Pratt actually looks like Chris Kyle.

  • Just saying... JTF-2 sniper (name withheld) May 2017 3,540 m (3,871 yd) McMillan Tac-50 Hornady A-MAX .50 (.50 BMG) Canada Joint Task Force 2 Iraq Civil War

  • THAT'S BRANDON WEBB??? Holy crap a have one of his books

  • Um is this guy even a real former navy seal? How e hell did he help design the course when the course has been around since ww2? All snipers go to the same sniper school whether your among, navy, marine, or Air Force. This guy is full of shit.

  • What I found to be implausible is the scene that shows him calling his wife on a Sat phone in the midst of a firefight. Anyone disagree?

  • #fuckbrandonwebb look at Osman Designs on IG to see the truth!

  • navy seal complaining about bullshit.

  • Actually The republic of irelands snipers are the best in the world

  • Now how about what "13 hours" got wrong.

  • If I remember the book right.. Didn't Kyle get his sniper certification through U.S. Marine Sniper school?? Which most military will agree is the most stringent sniper school in the world!!!

  • It's a movie what did you expect?

  • Is this guy gay? He has a gay lisp about him...

  • The Moon Turns...

  • Brandon Webb's book The Red Circle is really good. He trained Chris Kyle and Marcus Luttrell.

  • But hey! The Movie was *AWESOME*

  • its a movie

  • He is NA thats why he died

  • Why does the title only focus on the negative??

  • Well it's a movie, what can you expect? movies and video games don't catch every single little detail of how something is realistic, so you really shouldn't expect it to be JUST LIKE REAL LIFE, it mostly compares to emotions than realistic warfare as a sniper.

  • Brandon Webb I read your The Making of a Navy Seal and you have inspired me. I just finished it yesterday and here I was saying who is that guy I know him from somewhere.

  • He's a sniper and does skydiving wow

  • *A Navy SEAL reveals what 'American Sniper' got wrong* I would have loved for him to go, "Well for starters, the plot is *really* bad. I mean they spent the first third of the movie cramming so much corny Americana into my head that I blew an apple pie snot rocket." I stopped watching that shitty movie at around the 9/11 scene, so I only have so much garbage to go on.

  • IRONIC THAT CHRIS KYLE WAS KILLED BY A DERANGED VET AT THE SHOOTING RANGE. BEWARE:KARMA COMES FULL CIRCLE.

  • Do you think faze was satisfies

  • Why do people gotta bitch lmao tell that bearded shit to make a movie

  • its called a film , we all love them as to watch them we get away from the real life shite and have fun watching some made up stuff , its a bit like watching a blue movie , its fun but soo far away from the real thing , if you know what i mean , if you dont ,, well fuck it then hahaa

  • Chris Kyle is nothing compared to white death