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The Eagle
  • PG-13
  • 1h 54m
  • 2011
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In 2nd-Century Britain, celebrated Roman soldier Marcus Aquila (Channing Tatum) embarks on a dangerous quest to restore the tarnished reputation of his father and find the golden emblem that disappeared with him and thousands of troops twenty years earlier. But the highlands of Caledonia are a savage wilderness, and Marcus must rely on his embittered slave, Esca (Jamie Bell), to navigate the perilous region. Their journey pushes them beyond the boundaries of loyalty and betrayal, friendship and hatred, deceit and heroism. Donald Sutherland co-stars in this gripping, gritty, action-packed adventure from acclaimed director Kevin Macdonald.
© 2010 Focus Features. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten40%
Critics Consensus: The Eagle has a pleasantly traditional action-adventure appeal, but it's drowned out by Kevin Macdonald's stolid direction and Channing Tatum's uninspired work in the central role.
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Time Out
Tom Huddleston
Fresh

Best of all is Anthony Dod Mantle's breathtaking photography: the Scottish Highlands have never lo...

June 22, 2017
New Yorker
Anthony Lane
Rotten

The story sags in the middle, as our wanderers traipse through the highlands-not a happy environme...

June 22, 2017
Denver Post
Lisa Kennedy
Rotten

The latest sandals-and-swords outing, "The Eagle" has landed . . . with a thud.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Roman action epic comes across as grim, violent, and dull.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this honor-and-freedom-themed historical action/drama set during Rome's occupation of Southern Britain has lots of fighting and violence. There are battles with swords, blades, and bows and arrows, as well as some blood, strangling, a severed head, and dead animals. Characters tell stories of bloody, exhausting battles, and a man smacks a young boy across the face. Language is minor (words include "ass," "fart," and "pissing"), and there's a little drinking -- but no sexual content. Although characters begin to doubt the need for war, that doesn't stop their penchant for violence.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Drama, Adventure, Sword & Sandal, Epic
  • Release Date:February 11, 2011
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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