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Based on 35 Reviews
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  • 50
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    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 muscle flexing below his ears as he labors to emote. show more

  • 38
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    What it became was bad. A movie that hopes to blend "Lethal Weapon" with "Gladiator" winds up not being a fraction of either. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Though not deep, the movie is diverting. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    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 story choices, but ultimately, all roads lead to boredom. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    The Eagle is an engaging, if straightforward and one-dimensional. show more

  • 50

    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 (Channing Tatum). show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A rip-snorting adventure tale of the sort made before CGI, 3-D and alphabet soup in general took the fun out of moviegoing. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    An honest, basic story set forth with brevity, skill, care and intelligence. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The Eagle becomes more interesting the further north it travels. show more

  • 63
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    It's pure speculation on the filmmakers' part that Gaelic pagans were adorned with bones, blue mud and Mohawks, but the fire-dancing spectacle is a welcome respite from the beefcake of the journey scenes. show more

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