The Eagle Reviews

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March 23, 2011
Best of all is Anthony Dod Mantle's breathtaking photography: the Scottish Highlands have never looked so eerily, threateningly beautiful.
February 22, 2011
The story sags in the middle, as our wanderers traipse through the highlands-not a happy environment for Tatum, who, before his journey even begins, looks all at sea in this distant age.
February 14, 2011
Wild-eyed, long-haired Brits leap atop the Romans' shields as the soldiers blindly hack away, the bodies so close that you can barely tell the victor from the vanquished. The battles in the fog and rain have a hallucinatory power.
February 12, 2011
However you slice it, The Eagle is hokum, but modern-day Scots may get a kick out of the film's depiction of their ancestors as mud-caked hellions. Modern-day Romans will have to settle for less.
February 11, 2011
The latest sandals-and-swords outing, "The Eagle" has landed . . . with a thud.
February 11, 2011
There's a predictable arc, as the two enemies have to overcome their mutual mistrust to survive.
April 22, 2019
[Jamie] Bell, bless him, truly saves this film from being an awkward, miscast, Hollywood cringe-fest.
February 16, 2019
With its visceral action and simple but powerful points about how good and evil are largely in the eye of the observer, The Eagle is a superior representative of the historical adventure genre.
November 4, 2018
Its the relationship between these men -- and not some anvilicious symbol -- that drives the story and makes you want to ride alongside them.
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.
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