One of the biggest gripes of movie fans nowadays (us included) is the number of duff trailers you get.

Some either give too much away, some just go on for far too long, and some tease you into thinking you’ll get a finished movie far removed from the one you actually get.

So it is a real joy to see a trailer that leaves you genuinely excited for the film that is to come – and boy does the American Sniper promo deliver on that score.

Focusing on a single scene, as Bradley Cooper’s army sniper decides whether or not to pull the trigger, this is tension of the highest order, so let’s hope the rest of director Clint Eastwood’s offering stacks up.

Also starring the likes of Sienna Miller, American Sniper arrives in UK cinemas on January 16, 2015.

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Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle