The Eagle Reviews

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.
February 11, 2011
It's even less interesting than "Centurion."
February 11, 2011
It's hard to go along for the ride when the characters act more like statuary than people.
February 11, 2011
A long slog through ancient muck, so-so sword fights and dumb luck.
February 11, 2011
Alas, from its scruffy period melodrama to its repetitious battles and endless cross-country shots, this film is all grandiosity with no real heft.