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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun if Not Groundbreaking Sports Movie Territory

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    VandyPrice
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    More than anything Eddie the Eagle, a new inspirational sports dramedy not from Disney, gets away with being as cute as it is largely due to the fact it doesn't come from Disney. Instead, Eddie the Eagle comes to us courtesy of Marv Films, the British production company owned by director Matthew Vaughn (Stardust, Kingsman). Vaughn, who surprised no one with the quality of Kingsman last year, but did slightly stun a few with its box office capabilities also discovered Taron Egerton in the process. Egerton cements his rising star status in this somewhat unexpected follow-up for the new collaborators. Fortunately, this direction is an interesting one and the film works as there truly hasn't been much in the way of a credible sports story as of late where we don't inherently expect the sentimentality factor to be over the top. With the mouse house not having its hands on this property though we expect something slightly more mature, something a little closer to reality in the ways of the world and while Eddie the Eagle is certainly cute and even somewhat fantastical in certain aspects it never makes excuses for its titular characters shortcomings. Instead, it simply uses those real world circumstances to push our peculiar protagonist further. And thus, the reason Eddie the Eagle succeeds as well as it does despite being pure formula-it understands its hero and it breaks down the walls that people were afraid to climb over in Eddie's real life introducing us to a fully faceted character and not just a one note joke who can't take a hint from reality. Yes, Eddie the Eagle is formulaic in every way imaginable as you inevitably know all the beats the film will hit from the training montage down to the late second act obstacle that will be greatly overcome in the third, but it is entertaining formula and is made with such affection and honest aspiration one can't help but to want to cheer for Eddie just as all those at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics did.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Eddie can fly!!!

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    Oat2400
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    This is a tremendously uplifting movie! About a person, unwilling to accept that he is not good enough to be an Olympian! He takes on the sport of ski jumping, having never tried it before, to qualify for the Olympics. It is based on a true story, so anyone that remembers Eddie the Eagle from the Olympics, this movie displays the journey to the Olympics in such a perfect way. I would recommend this movie to ANYONE! It is for all ages, to show that never give up attitude, to show that losing is okay and not the end of the world, and if you do fail, get up and try again! Watch this movie, own this movie, and strive to live like Eddie the Eagle - never give up!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Truly Inspiring

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    MsGinaB
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    A real life underdog story based on the inspiring true story, Eddie the Eagle will entertain the whole family. Taron Egerton (last seen in the spy thriller Kingsman) delivers a convincing portrayal of the lovable but athletically challenged Eddie who dreams of becoming an Olympian. Hugh Jackman gives star power support as an American coach who trains the determined Eddie. The movie is predictable, but heartwarming nonetheless and the synthesized soundtrack brings one into the era perfectly. Definitely worth owning!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I remember when the story came out

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    saying how he was treated all his life that you and have a dream to be doing in help . who starts teaching how to do jumps and does so well my showing other people up and getting him noticed by all the news agencies and Sportsmens that he could do something that everybody thought he couldn't do. It's a wonderful movie to watch , this wouldn't be a great room to watch with your boyfriend or girlfriend will go get it a lot I love it it's got laughs it's got send this I don't know it is a great movie. I hope you like my review bill

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Heart Warming

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    thedarkangel1975
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    Eddie the Eagle is a great heart warming story the whole family can enjoy. All his life Eddie Edwards was told he was not good enough and did not have the right looks to make or be on the British Olympic team. Defying all the odds and obstacles, Eddie fights to earn his spot on the team with some help from a failed American Ski Jumper who lost his chance years before for gold. Eddie the Eagle will soar into your hearts and not leave a dry eye when he is finished. Totally recommended.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sports, feel-good story

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    Eskie
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    Younger viewers may not remember Eddie the Eagle, but his participation in the Calgary Winter Olympics is portrayed in this film. Dramatic license aside, it is a heart tugging story that even Eddie himself enjoyed! You will too, if you enjoy underdog stories in the world of sports, even if all the facts are not exact.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Didn't know what to think but loved it.

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    JRob
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    I wasn't too sure about this movie when I saw the previews but based on what friends told me and the fact that it is based on a true story I decided I had to see it. I am definitely glad I did. It has to be one of the most inspiring movies I've seen in a long time. If you think you can't do something or everyone tells you you can't, just watch this movie and you will be inspired to try whatever it is you choose to do.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Touching True Story

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    PotterFan
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    When my husband, son and I went to the movies and saw this, we weren't expecting much. But we are huge Wolverine fans and Hugh IS Wolverine, so we thought "What the Heck" The 3 of us left amazed and in love with this movie!!! So, so good. On the way home we were looking up facts about Eddie the Eagle's life and talked about it for quite awhile. Recommend for all, not just Wolverine fans.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow, another great movie to watch and own

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    Jac69
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    Loved the movie. The theme being based on a true story made it even more interesting to watch. What a wonderful story of individual drive, motivation and perseverance against the toughest obstacles and rejections. What an impactful and inspirational story for all of us to assimilate. Great movie, superb acting and main actors did a phenomenal job telling the story. Loved it.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Touching

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    thegame316
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    This movie makes you believe in miracle and it makes you feel good inside to see people to overcome there dreams when people around them tell them that there can do that. So this movie has a very positive story. And the story is that if you want to follow your dreams, don't let people stop you for that and keep on fighting for what you believe in your heart

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good little feel good flick

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    Jacob
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    I bought this movie because of who was in it and for how much I loved Cool Runnings, this is such a good feel good movie. I had a smile on my face the entire time and loved the characters. The music was also good and made you feel like you were in the 80's. I would recommend this to anyone who loves to smile and feel good watching a movie

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Movie

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    rclonghorn
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    Missed this movie in the theaters, but was not disappointed. Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman have a chemistry on screen that you wouldn't think would work, but does so surprisingly well in this retelling of a true story of Eddie "The Eagle" and the road of perseverance he had to endure to accomplish his dream to become an Olympian.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun Feel Good Movie

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    rtbestbuy
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    This is a fun movie. It was 'inspired by actual events' , the actual story of Eddie the Eagle is quite different than the portrayal in the movie. The actor playing Eddie does a terrific job, and Hugh Jackman is Hugh Jackman. It's well paced, not too long, and you feel like cheering at the end. Great family feel good movie.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie in my Opinion

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    Kevbot
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    I didn't know what to think when I first saw the movie. I got it at the Redbox and loved it! I love that it's based off a true story and I love the message that it brings that you shouldn't ever give up on your passions or dreams and if you work hard enough, you can achieve them. I thought it was awesome.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    4K Ultra GOLD

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    The HDR technology featured within this Fox 4K Ultra HD disc is what makes this sport movie of the British Olympic ski jumper a joy to watch in 4K. Nothing like seeing colors, brightness and contrast that no online streaming system can match. This is the only way to watch movies at home.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gives you different perspective

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    lazybug
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    I just bought this movie after watching the trailer just becos of Hugh Jackman. The transformation from KingsMan movie to this Taron Egerton did great job. Its not always about the winning/loosing its about the journey also matters. Just watch and have fun.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Inspirational sports drama

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    Truog0917
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    this is a feel good melodrama based on sports. When a young rising Olympian Eddie who dreams of nothing else but being an Olympian is being told his whole life he isn't good enough, he meets a trusty companion to help him triumph his goals. And prove everybody wrong! A Blindside on ski's if you will.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not Great but Okay

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    bookworm
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    I don't regret watching this movie but there are some problems with it that really distracted me and prevented me from getting engaged. However the acting is great and there is definitely a lot of heart in this film. If you're on the fence about seeing this film you may want to rent it first.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Inspiration Movie of Not Giving Up

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    PinkOnTheRez
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    I enjoyed watching this movie, about not giving up and keep going until you obtain your dreams. Even though Eddie is constantly put down and facing roadblocks, it is nice to see him rise above.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Taron Egerton was excellent

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    JohnnyZTHM
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    Great movie, lots of humor, but the biggest surprise was the acting of Taron Egerton. He was okay in Kingsman, but never thought he could do much more than that type of role, boy was I wrong, he really transforms himself into Eddie and really brings the life to this film.

    I would recommend this to a friend