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The Eagle Reviews

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August 25, 2017
The ever-shifting balance of power between master and slave is smartly acted by the two leads and the story itself, simple as it is, exerts a power as old as cowboys and Indians.
August 25, 2017
Basically, this is a buddy-cop comedy about imperialism and mud.
September 4, 2013
like many modern war films, it gets too introspective on the horrors of war and the uncertain righteousness of any one side
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 24, 2013
Despite its bleak atmosphere and sparse storyline, period drama The Eagle is a pleasant surprise. It entertains with some great sword play, and the themes of honor and bravery overcome the simplicity of the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 22, 2013
It's a video game, after all: Dull sensation, easily recognizable and comforting images and a total lack of recollection of what it is you were just doing within seconds of it being over.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 18, 2013
Inferior to the similar, based-n-the-same-history "Centurion."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 21, 2012
It really all comes down to the story. Just like Tatum wasn't up to the task of bringing the character to life, the filmmakers weren't up to the task of bringing the story to life, and that makes all the difference.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 9, 2012
'The Eagle' will likely find a future life on the video shelves of high school history teachers looking for a semi-educational way to kill a couple of days worth of classes.
December 13, 2011
Fighting isn't big and it isn't clever. But, in the case of "The Eagle," it's the most interesting part of the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 16, 2011
In the end The Eagle's flight is often striking, but a little erratic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 14, 2011
Sadly not a movie about the big-chinned ski jumper Eddie Edwards, this underwhelming feature instead revolves around the 'Ted and Ralph' style bromance between a master and servant during the Roman occupation of England.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 25, 2011
...a distressingly uneven actioner that's rarely as entertaining as one might've hoped...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 13, 2011
It's almost new and interesting, but mostly just hints at some intriguing ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 5, 2011
All the sturm and drang can't hide the obvious. "The Eagle" is "Gladiator" Lite, a low-budget costumer about honor and redemption ... handing your enemy his head on a shield.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 4, 2011
Luckily, director Kevin Macdonald quickly distracts with a little of the old ultraviolence when longhaired locals attack the fort and the Romans go into those cool fighting formations that are always so transfixing.
April 4, 2011
It's a really earnest adventure set in the second century. And you know what that means. It means you have to tune your brain back to at least the 1950s.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 28, 2011
The Eagle appeals to my older self while retaining what made my childhood reading so stirring.
March 25, 2011
Based on the well-known novel 'The Eagle of the Ninth,' 'The Eagle' is a serviceable movie about the importance of honor and allegiance in ancient Rome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 25, 2011
Early on it's established that Tatum has a body fat ratio lower than most people's mortgage rates, but his humourless hero is hardly dynamic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 25, 2011
Tatum acquits himself admirably here, in a film that clearly intends to ensure Hollywood cheese is the last thing that comes to mind...
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