Eddie the Eagle

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Released 2016

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Director:
Dexter Fletcher
Released:
2016
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Not rated
Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman co-star in the inspirational true story of Eddie the Eagle, an unlikely 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 Calgary Winter Olympics.

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  • 55

    TheWrap Alonso Duralde

    As cinema, it's an avalanche of feel-good clichés, but as an audience-pleasing machine, it relentlessly pursues its goal and will probably win over viewers who surrender to it.

  • 50

    The Hollywood Reporter John DeFore

    The essence of what made the man inspiring to so many — it's not the winning, but the effort that's important — comes through with gonglike clarity in Dexter Fletcher's film, a...

  • 50

    Screen International Tim Grierson

    As sunny as Eddie The Eagle is, its greatest liability is that it never pushes itself, content to let an amiable true-life tale be turned into a generic genre exercise.

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