The Eagle Synopsis
In Roman-ruled Britain, a young Roman soldier endeavors to honor his father's memory by finding his lost legion's golden emblem.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The story and setting may be ancient, but under the direction of Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland), and with a nicely textured...
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Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
An honest, basic story set forth with brevity, skill, care and intelligence.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A rip-snorting adventure tale of the sort made before CGI, 3-D and alphabet soup in general took the fun out of moviegoing.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
The Eagle is an engaging, if straightforward and one-dimensional.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Though not deep, the movie is diverting.
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What he's missing in The Eagle is that spark of the insane - the slightly lunatic fever that makes us unable to keep our eyes off him...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Part of the trouble is casting. This is a movie that needs a great or gonzo performer to give it depth or heft.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Through it all, Tatum tries like crazy to Act. His eyes pinch. His brow scrunches. Most of all, he clenches his jaw, little creases of...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This old-fashioned sword-and-sandal drama has all the bread and circuses we've come to know from the movies. It flirts with interesting...
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USA Today

By Scott Bowles
What it became was bad. A movie that hopes to blend "Lethal Weapon" with "Gladiator" winds up not being a fraction of either.
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Amzing movie, really recomend it

By RobertSmalls
Didn't know any of the actors when I saw it, but I will be looking for more work from Channing Tatum. This movie was awesome, you can watch it at [BLOCKED WEBSITE] . **...

The Eagle Has REALLY Landed!

By chubtom
First day film out viewer comments: After readng the "Oh No" ratings by people who had not yet seen the film I wondered what was wrong with previews or advance buzz. Now I have seen The Eagle, I not...

Well done movie!

By covebynite
This movie had action and drama as well as it was heart warming. It was a well put together movie. The main actors were very good....

great movie!!!

By hernandezsusie

Cast like a Romance, but Not Written like One - Mistake

By Cinespector
The movie was enjoyable to me. I did buy it when it came out of theaters, but I’ll admit that it wasn’t for the class A acting or writing that I did it. I would still recommend the movie, especially...

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I loved it

By Koali
I thought I would have to make myself finish this once it started but I am glad to say it was hard to imagine shutting it off once I figured Aquila would try and go get the precious Eagle standard...

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By ayanna0311
great movie...

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By Asianfreak
42 out of 100 The Eagle isn't just a piece of medal, it is perfect for nap time....

Wait for the DVD, and then DON'T RENT IT.

By Uberfan
This is one of the flattest movies I've spent good money on recently. The plot was flat, the acting was flat, the accents were flat, the emotional appeal was flat. Even the soda I spent $6.50 on was...

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Rated PG-13 | For Battle sequences and some disturbing images
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Roman action epic comes across as grim, violent, and dull.
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