» Reviews: The Eagle

Nathan Schwartz

|    Tuesday, February 22, 2011

  • Director: Kevin Macdonald
  • Producer: Duncan Kenworthy
  • Writer: Jeremy Brock
  • Starring: Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland, Mark Strong, Denis O'Hare, Julian Lewis Jones
  • Distributor: Focus Features
  • Running Time: 114 min
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Genre: Adventure, Drama

I’m not sure what bothered me the most about The Eagle. Was it that the Romans had a mix of British and American accents? Was it that Channing Tatum followed suit by having a prevalent American accent sprinkled with the occasional British tinge? Was it that the few action sequences were almost completely ruined by a shaky camera? Was it that the movie tried to be about the characters but they were really just one-dimensional and the relationship that formed between the two male leads was unfounded? Or was it that the movie was just really boring? Yah, that’s it!

Verdict: Forget It


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