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Eddie the Eagle [DVD] [2016]-Front_Standard

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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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Interesting to learn Eddie's background

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    MovieFan2525
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    I recalled watching Eddie the Eagle during the Olympics and was interested in learning more about him and his Olympic experience and as usual enjoyed Hugh Jackman's acting

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ehh, it's ok

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    CinemaGeek1
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    I fell asleep the first time I tried watching it (which may sum it up). Once I finished it though it turned out to be somewhat entertaining

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A movie to be enjoyed by multiple generations

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    jammy956
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    This is a movie that can be enjoyed by multiple generations. If you are unsure about watching it, give a try, you will not regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

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    Topo
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    Very entertaining movie. Great true story that most people don't know about

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Trying to Decide

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    countryboy777
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    The movie has some comedy but is it really a comedy or a drama with comedy?? You can watch and choose.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Time Aloft Not Long Enough

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    Fierworks
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    I liked this movie but not enough that I feel I really need it in my collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Eddie The Eagle

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    Polska
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    Some solid performances and a good story. Happy to add it to the collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

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    Jhd092385
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    Not the greatest movie of all time, but definitely not the worst either.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Eddie The Eagle

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    SeanDaMan007
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    Interesting move. Excellent blu ray movie to add to your collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Entertaining!

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    Danmart
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    Fun and had a positive message! Good picture and sound. Thumbs up!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's fine

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    mu306
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    Nothing to go really crazy about here, but it's solid.

    I would recommend this to a friend