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The Eagle
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The Eagle Blu-ray Review

BigPictureBigSound
28 June 2011
  • Excerpt: The Film At first glance, The Eagle appears to be a history lesson for the MTV generation. Featuring the chiseled good looks of Channing Tatum ( G.I. Joe ) and Jamie Bell ( Billy Elliot ), this one seems ripe for an MTV Movie Award -- if anyone actually bothered to see the movie.
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Overall 6
6.0
Audio 10
10
Extras 4
4.0

The Eagle Review

DoBlu
24 June 2011
  • Excerpt: The Eagle is pure testosterone, muscular, square-jawed Romans diving into battle with scruffy, bearded invaders. Swords clash, blood spills, and heads roll. You should half expect the screen to flash a giant “Men rule” stamp on the screen during the frenzied, haphazardly edited fights.
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Overall 7
7.0

The Eagle

High-Def Digest
20 June 2011
  • Conclusion: From director Kevin Macdonald, 'The Eagle' is an action-adventure feature following Channing Tatum and Jaime Bell in pursuit of Rome's eagle standard belonging to the legendary Ninth Legion.
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The Eagle

Sound & Vision Magazine
17 June 2011
  • Excerpt: The Roman epic adventure "The Eagle" is based on the classic novel "The Eagle of the Ninth". In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the...
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Overall 7
7.0
Movie overall 6
6.0
Extras 5
5.0

The Eagle (2011)

blu-ray.com
11 June 2011
  • Conclusion: There's something refreshing about The Eagle 's minimalism. It doesn't revel in excess, doesn't stray too far from its source and doesn't try to rise above its means. But it's also a bit too rigid, playing its hands a little too straight.
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Review: ‘Red Eagle’

Variety
5 May 2011
  • Summary: A hastily put-together historical adventure spun off from the successful, same-named Spanish tube series, the mostly silly "Red Eagle" is the latest example of how Spain struggles when revisiting its own past on film.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Eagle

The Digital Fix
18 April 2011
  • Excerpt: The Eagle opens with a squad of armed Roman soldiers crammed in to a small boat, gliding gently up a picturesque English river. It�s an image that is both beautiful and jarring, and quickly establishes these troops as strangers in a strange land, an unwelcome occupying force many miles from home.
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Overall 5
5.0

The Eagle Movie Review

BigPictureBigSound
11 February 2011
  • Summary: "The Eagle" is good enough to make one want to see a sequel – and that ain't too bad.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Eagle

Cinema Blend
11 February 2011
  • Excerpt: More like a classical, vaguely homoerotic Western than the kind of sword-and-sandals Roman epic we might expect, Kevin Macdonald's The Eagle isn't exactly a good movie, but it can be a supremely enjoyable one with the right attitude.
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Overall 5
4.5

The Eagle

AV Club
10 February 2011
  • Excerpt: Charismatic hunks of beef are hard to come by, and Channing Tatum is one of them, provided that he’s limited to a narrow range—in this case, contemporary American characters who are tough yet gentle, sometimes dim, yet appealing and unpretentious.
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