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About the Movie
Taron Egerton co-stars alongside ACADEMY AWARD® Nominee Hugh Jackman* in this high-flying, feel-good story inspired by true events. Egerton plays Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself–even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (Jackman), the lovable underdog wins the hearts of fans around the world by making an unforgettable showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 175
- Fresh: 141
- Rotten: 34
- Average Rating: 6.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Taron Egerton reproduces Eddie's offbeat charm, turning him into an Asperger's afflicted champion of the undertrodden.
Rotten: 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.
Fresh: 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.
Fresh: Cheesy and predictable in the extreme, what matters is that it works...it's the good old British pluck in Eddie's DNA that really sells the film, making it stand out as a true hero narrative in a movie market choking with super-powered comic book ones.
Heartwarming Underdog Story
Sure Eddie the Eagle is ripe with cliches of any underdog sports film but that doesn't detract from the fact that it serves it is a fun film that the entire family can enjoy.
Super feel good factor
I loved this film. Grit, determination and never say die attitude. This film made me laugh and cry with joy. A thoroughly entertaining experience
A very, very good movie!!!
Wow!!! It was so nice to see such a wonderful movie!!!! It's a move that the whole family can watch and really enjoy, too. I love Eddie's spirit!!!
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 2016
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