Eddie the Eagle

Eddie the Eagle

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Eddie the Eagle

Comedic biopic from the director of Sunshine on Leith based on real-life Olympic athlete Michael Edwards (Taron Egerton, Kingsman), an un-athletic underdog who became Great Britain's first ski jumper. Co-stars Hugh Jackman as his trainer.

2016Rating: PG, Coarse language & sexual references106 minsUK, USA, Germany
DramaSportTrue Story & Biography
Director:
Dexter Fletcher ('Sunshine on Leith', 'Wild Bill')
Writer:
Simon KeltonSean Macaulay
Cast:
Taron EgertonHugh JackmanChristopher Walken
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

If director Dexter Fletcher's loose adaptation of Edwards' story often seems content to mimic "Cool Runnings" beat for beat, at least it picks a bar it can safely clear.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Very funny, genuinely moving and endlessly good-natured.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

May suffice for a brainless Friday night, but an honest account would have been a lot more memorable.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

I was ready to lift Eddie up on my shoulders and parade him through the streets myself. There's a reason mainstream film-makers stick to the formula: it works.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A film doesn't have to be truthful to be honest. And it doesn't always have to be particularly good to be likeable. Eddie The Eagle is the proof.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Turns a long-running joke of British sport into a crowd-pleasing story of inspiration. It's a solid gold winner.

4.0
0

Based off the real events of Eddie Edwards’ life,. Eddie’s a young man who has always dreamed of going to the Olympics. Training as a downhill skier, he comes close to being selected until people with more money and influence bar him from the team. Not discouraged, he decides to take up the ludicrous task of becoming a ski jumper, in just over two years....

4.0
0

A thoroughly engaging underdog tale with laughs and fist pumps aplenty. Egerton is utterly superb as the bumbling but determined Eddie in a performance so far removed from the street smart Eggsy of Kingsman: The Secret Service. An entertaining watch.

4.0
0

So broad that even the cinemascope frame can barely contain it, this self-declared crowd-pleaser takes not one chance on subtlety. Megaphoned "True Story" credentials? Check. "Triumphant underdog" plotting complete with wincingly on-the-nose dialogue? Check. Lead performers who tapdance shamelessly between professional gusto and outright hamming? Check....

2.0
0

I enjoyed this, It was a feel good underdog story.

4.0
0

Kids loved it, great movie, funny english humour. Loved it!

4.0
0

Once you get used to the style, a bunch of actors acting out a quirky tale, this film is surprisingly charming. Clearly this clueless chap is a sandwich short of the picnic as he takes to the 90 meter jump with no fear, and his alcoholic coach, played by Hugh Jackman is equally unbelievable as he swans around in a denim shirt in sub zero temps. But, heck, I...

3.0
0

Excellent rendition of Eddie the Eagle. Asides from the obvious Americanization of the tale embodied by Hugh Jackman, I could barely stop myself from cheering for the lovable Eddie.

5.0
0

You'll be throughouly entertained by Eddie the Eagle, which has lots of heart and is guaranteed to have you chuckling in your seat. In fact, I had to keep reminding myself that Eddie the Eagle was based on true events as I'd almost classify it as a comedy, it was that funny! However, Eddie the Eagle should be taken seriously as Taron Egerton totally...

4.0
0

Good light hearted film Lots of made up stuff his real life story is more interesting

4.0
0

Awesome movie, shed a few tears, had a good few laughs and appreciated the whole movie from start to finish. Those first few jumps had you on the edge of your seat!!!! and you really got behind Eddie and wanted him to succeed. Neat that it's based on a true story. Loved the look into the late 1980's pop culture too! Excellent performances by Taron Egerton...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

If director Dexter Fletcher's loose adaptation of Edwards' story often seems content to mimic "Cool Runnings" beat for beat, at least it picks a bar it can safely clear.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Very funny, genuinely moving and endlessly good-natured.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

May suffice for a brainless Friday night, but an honest account would have been a lot more memorable.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

I was ready to lift Eddie up on my shoulders and parade him through the streets myself. There's a reason mainstream film-makers stick to the formula: it works.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A film doesn't have to be truthful to be honest. And it doesn't always have to be particularly good to be likeable. Eddie The Eagle is the proof.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Turns a long-running joke of British sport into a crowd-pleasing story of inspiration. It's a solid gold winner.

4.0
0

Based off the real events of Eddie Edwards’ life,. Eddie’s a young man who has always dreamed of going to the Olympics. Training as a downhill skier, he comes close to being selected until people with more money and influence bar him from the team. Not discouraged, he decides to take up the ludicrous task of becoming a ski jumper, in just over two years....

4.0
0

A thoroughly engaging underdog tale with laughs and fist pumps aplenty. Egerton is utterly superb as the bumbling but determined Eddie in a performance so far removed from the street smart Eggsy of Kingsman: The Secret Service. An entertaining watch.

4.0
0

So broad that even the cinemascope frame can barely contain it, this self-declared crowd-pleaser takes not one chance on subtlety. Megaphoned "True Story" credentials? Check. "Triumphant underdog" plotting complete with wincingly on-the-nose dialogue? Check. Lead performers who tapdance shamelessly between professional gusto and outright hamming? Check....

2.0
0

I enjoyed this, It was a feel good underdog story.

4.0
0

Kids loved it, great movie, funny english humour. Loved it!

4.0
0

Once you get used to the style, a bunch of actors acting out a quirky tale, this film is surprisingly charming. Clearly this clueless chap is a sandwich short of the picnic as he takes to the 90 meter jump with no fear, and his alcoholic coach, played by Hugh Jackman is equally unbelievable as he swans around in a denim shirt in sub zero temps. But, heck,...

3.0
0

Excellent rendition of Eddie the Eagle. Asides from the obvious Americanization of the tale embodied by Hugh Jackman, I could barely stop myself from cheering for the lovable Eddie.

5.0
0

You'll be throughouly entertained by Eddie the Eagle, which has lots of heart and is guaranteed to have you chuckling in your seat. In fact, I had to keep reminding myself that Eddie the Eagle was based on true events as I'd almost classify it as a comedy, it was that funny! However, Eddie the Eagle should be taken seriously as Taron Egerton totally...

4.0
0

Good light hearted film Lots of made up stuff his real life story is more interesting

4.0
0

Awesome movie, shed a few tears, had a good few laughs and appreciated the whole movie from start to finish. Those first few jumps had you on the edge of your seat!!!! and you really got behind Eddie and wanted him to succeed. Neat that it's based on a true story. Loved the look into the late 1980's pop culture too! Excellent performances by Taron Egerton...

4.0
0