Eddie The Eagle Reviews

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November 6, 2018
The overkill indicates an awareness that none of these would-be messages ring true.
September 11, 2017
The filmmakers rely on Peary's brooding soul-searching and his need to redeem the downward slide of his own life and career through Eddie to carry the drama.The thing is, Eddie's underdog career is dramatic enough.
June 17, 2016
A completely harmless and likeable film, but ultimately forgettable. [Full review in Spanish]
May 2, 2016
The writers have tried to craft the ultimate crowd-pleaser but they've got a few steps too far. Some parts feel unbalanced and don't ring true.
April 21, 2016
The story has a no-frills clarity so clean-cut it is respectably straightforward and linear, though a repetitive 105 minute running time makes the journey feel rather long and cumbersome.
April 21, 2016
The film knows exactly how to land, just not how to take off.
April 16, 2016
The inspirational story - with many echoes of Billy Elliot - is adapted into a mawkish attempt at a hero's journey, and undermined by a characterisation of the genuine Eddie Edwards by a terrible miscalculation on the director's part
April 16, 2016
It's a terrific true story and an inspiring one - about a young boy who dreams of becoming an Olympian. But although the film's heart is in the right place, it struggles to soar to the heights that it deserves
March 31, 2016
The film's heart is in the right place, but Jackman and Walken are all wrong.
March 29, 2016
Yet another celebration of an overconfident mediocre white man as charming, heroic, and worthy of emulation. It's inspirational!
March 29, 2016
An oddly conventional biopic that uses a strained father-son relationship to frame its rabble-rousing, crowd-pleasing reflection on futility.
February 27, 2016
Eddie's story is compelling all by itself. It didn't have to be turned into a broad comedy with an invented mentor
February 26, 2016
Why are movies about inspirational stories so uninspired?
February 26, 2016
It can be uplifting for kids and teens, telling them to follow their dreams and never give up. The fact that it is based on a true story makes that message stronger, even though the movie Rudy did it much better and with more heart.
February 26, 2016
The story, partly inspired by the bobsled comedy Cool Runnings, goes nowhere imaginative or risky, and the characters don't transcend their initial cartoonishness.
February 26, 2016
There's nothing really wrong with it that a prayerful examination of conscience wouldn't cure.
February 26, 2016
His "inspirational" desire to be an Olympian is driven more by delusion and narcissism.
February 26, 2016
Though it aims for heroism, Edwards' story doesn't have a dramatic enough arc to be truly inspirational. It's not about winning, it's an ode to participation, which isn't enough for it to get off the ground.
February 26, 2016
The people responsible for "Eddie the Eagle" might have made a better movie about Samuel F.B. Morse, since they're devoted to telegraphing every plot point and potential surprise.
February 25, 2016
Although Mr. Edwards's last-place finishes in Calgary made him something of a sensation, a symbol of do-it-yourself persistence, this film doesn't seem to trust the inherent likability of his story.
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