Eddie the Eagle

Eddie the Eagle

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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Eddie the Eagle / Reviews

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

In the hands of producer Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman), this unlikely, one-of-a-kind, underdog tale may take many liberties with the truth, but in doing so follows in the ski-boot-steps of its subject. A self-made, bespectacled spectacular at the 1988 Winter Olympics, Michael “Eddie” Edwards relished being at the epicentre of a media circus that wasn’t always entirely accurate.

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Variety

Variety

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.

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Total Film

Total Film

Very funny, genuinely moving and endlessly good-natured.

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Time Out

Time Out

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

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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.

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Stuff

Stuff

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.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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

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