Eddie The Eagle

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Eddie the Eagle's amiable sweetness can't disguise its story's many inspirational clichés -- but for many viewers, it will be more than enough to make up for them.



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Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael "Eddie" Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself - even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. From producers of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Eddie the Eagle stars Taron Egerton as Eddie, the loveable underdog with a never say die attitude.


Taron Egerton
as Eddie Edwards
Hugh Jackman
as Bronson Peary
Christopher Walken
as Warren Sharp
Jo Hartley
as Janette Edwards
Rune Temte
as Bjorn Norwegian Coach
Edvin Endre
as Matti Nykanen
Lasco Atkins
as Calgary Press
Anastasia Harrold
as British Olympian
Daniel Westwood
as Calgary Press Reporter
Jessica Allain
as British Olympian
Marc Benjamin
as Lars Kuk
Mac Pietowski
as British Olympian
Bron James
as Eagle Fan
Tomasz Dabrowski
as Swedish Coach
Jassie Mortimer
as Eagle Fan
Ruth Shaw
as Gillian - Fan
Martyn Mayger
as Ski Sports Sponsor
Karl Farrer
as Eddie's Neighbour
Katie Hudson
as Hysterical Fan
Michael Jeffries
as Swedish Skiier
Christopher Marsh
as British Olympian
Garry Moore
as Customs Officer
Billy Holland
as Street Kid
Laura Black
as Eddie's Fan
Kheira Bey
as British Olympian
Matthew Brandon
as Canadian Ski Jumper
Brent Phebey
as British Olympian
Austin Burrows
as German Coach
Michael Rauth
as Bartender
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  • Apr 07, 2018
    It's a sports comedy based on real events taking a lot of liberties in telling Eddie's story. That makes for a ride that is as manipulative and predictable as it is enjoyable, thanks to a great leading man and a direction that pretty much knew what it set out to do. Sure, some parts could have been a bit less silly and with more basis in reality, but the result is still lovable and touching fun.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 12, 2017
    It's a 100 minute cliche, but it's also impossible not to fall for its charm.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 23, 2016
    Eddie the Eagle was directed by Dexter Fletcher and stars Taron Egerton (Kingsman) as Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards. Based on a true story, the movie tells Eddie's triumphant story on his path to competing in the Winter Olympics for ski jumping. The optimistic titular character is coached by a former American skier, played by Hugh Jackman (X-Men), Wolverine). Like every feel-good movie, you have to have the right mindset going into a viewing. Egerton's overly cheerful character could easily come off as annoying, but I really enjoyed his personality and dedication. Jackman portrays the stereotypical grumpy and reluctant coach, but his chemistry with Egerton feels easy. The soundtrack fits the time period really well (the movie takes place in the 80s), and there is plenty of humor throughout. Again, this would be an easy movie to dislike if you aren't mentally prepared for the cliches presented. Eddie is continuously given obstacles to overcome, and he always just BARELY beats them, conveniently. Some of the characters, especially Jackman, could have been given more dynamic development. Really, the whole movie is ridiculous, but it's good fun. If you enjoy these types of movies, definitely give Eddie the Eagle a watch. There are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments throughout, and Egerton's charm goes a long way. Final grade: B -Ben
    Ben B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 30, 2016
    A gentle story that has a grand story that everyone should watch. Inspirational story with strong characters and cast, Jackman shines above everyone. Not the film that I had expected which is a good thing, one of the best bio films for a very long time. one for the family.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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