Eddie the Eagle

Eddie the Eagle
Eddie the Eagle
  • PG-13
  • 1h 46m
  • 2016
Certified Fresh81%
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Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman co-star in the inspirational true story of Eddie the Eagle, a British ski-jumper whose Olympic performance wins the hearts of fans around the world.
© 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh81%
Critics Consensus: Eddie the Eagle's amiable sweetness can't disguise its story's many inspirational clichés -- but for many viewers, it will be more than enough to make up for them.
Reviews
Sydney Morning Herald
Paul Byrnes
Fresh

It is both folk and fairy tale, but sort of irresistible. Everyone loves a rags-to-riches story, e...

June 25, 2017
London Evening Standard
David Sexton
Fresh

Worstward ho! Just leave your brains behind and it's perfectly enjoyable.

June 25, 2017
Times (UK)
Kevin Maher
Fresh

How to make a hero out of a loser? This is the question that drives, inspires, defines and ultimat...

June 25, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Rotten

The film's heart is in the right place, but Jackman and Walken are all wrong.

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Crowd-pleasing underdog story gets a little racy.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good biopic set in the 1980s about the unlikeliest of Olympians, England's Eddie Edwards (Taron Egerton), who dreamed of representing his country at the Olympics all his life and stopped at nothing to achieve that goal. While more is suggested than shown, there are some innuendos and sexual references, and a pub owner propositions Eddie. In one scene, a group of naked ski jumpers takes a sauna together; their bare chests and legs are visible. Language isn't frequent but includes occasional use of "s--t," "arse," "bloody," "ass," and the like; there are also a couple of scenes in which athletes get injured and/or are hospitalized. Adults smoke and drink in pubs (one drinks so often that the movie seems to suggest he's an alcoholic). Ultimately the story is an inspiring one of determination, courage in the face of overwhelming odds, discipline, and the spirit of the Olympics.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date:February 26, 2016
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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