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The Eagle Has Landed

The Eagle Has Landed (1976)


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John Sturges directed this taut adaptation of Jack Higgins' suspense novel about an attempted kidnapping of Winston Churchill by the German high command during World War II. When it is discovered that in November 1943 Winston Churchill is scheduled to spend a weekend in a country home in Norfolk, the Germans plan to kidnap him. Heinrich Himmler (Donald Pleasence), under orders from Hitler, assigns Nazi colonel Max Radl (Robert Duvall) the chore of sneaking the English-hating Irishman Liam Devlin

Oct 17, 2000

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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (1) | DVD (4)

Crafted with meticulous precision and infinite patience, the film unfolds like a good novel, with compelling exposition eventually giving way to thrilling action.

October 26, 2013 Full Review Source: Creative Loafing
Creative Loafing

An old-fashioned WW II adventure movie directed in a plodding and lethargic way by John Sturges.

May 26, 2008 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Filled with the kind of suprises and reversals which are at the nub of all good suspense stories.

January 23, 2004 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for The Eagle Has Landed

John Sturges's last ensemble war film is just as good as his first but maybe not as great as The Great Escape which I believe remains his best. It's an interesting concept and nice to see a story 'from the other side' although the accents are a little off putting at times. The love story between Liam Devlin and Molly was another thing I was unconvinced about and I can see why the American audiences never took to it, thanks to Larry Hagman's character I'd imagine, but I thought it was pretty good with memorable performances from Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland and Robert Duvall.
January 8, 2014

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"The only time this plan makes any sense to me is when I'm drunk"

What a waste of time. Ok, so basically the film has an interesting plot. A bunch of nazis on a covert mission to kidnap Winston Churchill, which could have lead to a big victory for Hitler.

The film starts very slowly and is a real borefest thru its entire duration. In the middle of the film, the movie reaches its comedic heights when Larry Hagman's character, Colonel Pitts tries to take control of the events. What a character and what a bad performance by Hagman. But he's not the only actor who should've stayed out of the film. Robert Duvall and Donald Sutherland, whom I consider to be good actors, are probably ashamed of their performances in "The Eagle Has Landed".

Like in the quote of this review, I'd probably enjoyed this movie more if I had been drunk. Not a major disaster but totally overrated and a fine example of wasted talent.
February 13, 2009

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This war movie gets started on a promising note, but it is sabotaged by a weak, contrived ending.
December 19, 2007
Dean McKenna

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About as good as something i wished I'd seen for free.
November 19, 2007
Curtis Lilly

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