Eddie the Eagle

2016

Action / Biography / Comedy / Drama / Sport

106
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 79%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 85%
IMDb Rating 7.4 10 64838

Synopsis


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Cast

Hugh Jackman as Bronson Peary
Taron Egerton as Eddie Edwards
Christopher Walken as Warren Sharp
Jim Broadbent as BBC Commentator
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Harrison Tweed (Top Dawg) 9 / 10

Outstanding docu-film!

They don't get any better than this! This docu-film was as close to perfect as they come. Taron Egerton nailed his character as did Hugh Jackman and for that matter, the entire cast. The whole production - from directing, cinematography, writing, editing and even the score were all on point. A fun, inspirational, heartwarming and entertaining film for all ages, and a great tribute to Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards. A well deserved 9/10 from me.

Reviewed by DrDavid2018 9 / 10

Inspirational Movie

This movie tells a story, never give in, don't listen to those doubt you. Based on the true story of Eddie the Eagle a seemingly ordinary person who had a dream and would not listen to those that wanted to doubt him. It is a truly inspirational tale and is well made with some truly great acting performances. I highly recommend this movie and defy anyone not to shed a tear at the emotional ending.As is said during the film in life as in the olympics its not necessarily about being the winner but being willing to take a chance to achieve your dreams in life.

Reviewed by blanche-2 7 / 10

Biopic about a ski jumper

"Eddie the Eagle" is a delightful film, based on the true story of Eddie Edwards, a British skier who became the first competitor since 1929 to represent Great Britain in the 1988 Olympics.

These biopics follow a formula - the underdog, adversity, the gruff coach with a heart of gold, more adversity, and finally, triumph.

This biopic is no different. In the film, Eddie has spent a year in the hospital because of bad knees and wears a brace, which is removed in childhood.

Despite this problem, Eddie wants to be in the Olympics. He tries hurdle-jumping and, failing that, decides on speed skiing. He is on a team that is successful locally, but when it comes time to choose skiers for the Olympics, he is not chosen. Undaunted, he decides on ski jumping and sets off for Garmisch, Germany, to train on the course there. He is self-funded, has no coach and emerges a bloody, fractured mess.

Eddie is finally taken on by an ex-ski jumper, the hard-drinking Bronson Peary (Hugh Jackman). The British Olympic committee is not impressed with Eddie, and in fact, changes the qualifications for skiing so that he does not qualify. But Eddie isn't about to give up. When he finally qualifies, he's warned by Peary that if he loses, he won't be allowed another chance, and he will not be taken seriously. He wants Eddie to wait until the 1992 Olympics, but Eddie feels this is his moment.

This is an uplifting, inspirational film about never giving up on your dreams. Though we've seen it many times, it's always good to be reminded. Taron Egerton is wonderful as Eddie, who wears thick glasses, puts up with hazing and insults, and stays the course. Hugh Jackman provides some good star power, and as Eddie's mum, Jo Hartley is marvelous. The acting throughout is good, though most of the other characters are stereotypes.

It's hard to say how much dramatic license was taken with this movie - Eddie's bio makes no reference of hospitalization and bad knees as a child, though at the end of the film, there are photos of the real Eddie, and in one, he appears to be on crutches. He was self-funded and he wasn't upper class, which also works against him, and these are brought up in the film.

There is some beautiful ski jumping shown as well.

A good story told with warmth and humor about a man who today, known as Eddie the Eagle, remains a British celebrity.

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