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.
April 21, 2016
It is both folk and fairy tale, but sort of irresistible. Everyone loves a rags-to-riches story, even if Eddie never quite won the riches.
April 3, 2016
Worstward ho! Just leave your brains behind and it's perfectly enjoyable.
March 31, 2016
How to make a hero out of a loser? This is the question that drives, inspires, defines and ultimately bedevils the rousing new biopic Eddie the Eagle.
March 31, 2016
The film's heart is in the right place, but Jackman and Walken are all wrong.
March 29, 2016
An oddly conventional biopic that uses a strained father-son relationship to frame its rabble-rousing, crowd-pleasing reflection on futility.
March 24, 2016
Fletcher has a brilliantly attuned sixth sense for what his audience wants to see at any given millisecond, and Eddie's final flight, from the 90-foot ramp at Calgary, is a mini-masterpiece of intuitive cutting.
February 28, 2016
Eddie the Eagle tries to have it both ways with its main subject, simultaneously ridiculing and ennobling him. And, amazingly, it mostly works.
February 27, 2016
Taron Egerton reproduces Eddie's offbeat charm, turning him into an Asperger's afflicted champion of the undertrodden.
February 26, 2016
For every easy, eye-rolling bit, there's a moment of genuine emotion; the champion jumper's pre-climax speech on what matters in sport is downright joyful.
February 26, 2016
While it's often cookie-cutter sports movie conventional, you'd have to be stone-hearted to remain un-charmed.
February 26, 2016
It is a rare biopic of any kind, let alone a sports bio, that merely celebrates participation. It's that novelty that makes this simple comedy shine.
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
A triumphant, feel-good, laugh-out-loud, sports biopic.
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
Prepare to be amused, moved and inspired.
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.
February 25, 2016
By the end, even though you know what's going to happen, you might feel like cheering. He's an unlikely eagle, but just for a moment, he flies.
February 25, 2016
The real Eddie was neither this big a klutz nor this inexperienced. But when the camera follows Egerton's Eddie waaay up and down those heart-stopping jumps, it's hard not to cheer him on regardless.
February 25, 2016
Director Dexter Fletcher shoves inspiration down your throat until you gag or give in.
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