The Eagle

The Eagle

DVD - 2011 | Anamorphic widescreen edition.
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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 reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth. Accompanied only by his British slave Esca, Marcus sets out across Hadrian's Wall into the uncharted highlands of Caledonia to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father's memory, and retrieve the lost legion's golden emblem.
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2011.
Edition: Anamorphic widescreen edition.
Branch Call Number: DVD EAG
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.


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Ok, so what do you get when you cross ancient Roman Britain, Channing Tatum and Billy Elliot? The outcome is a surprisingly good movie. Yes, you do see Tatum’s incredible bod, and no, Billy Elliot actor Jamie Bell does not do any grand jetés, but this IS a story about a disgraced army general and... Read More »

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Aug 11, 2017

The book is WAY better. This movie was violent, Marcus had no morals (unlike the book), and they twisted the storyline a lot, cutting out and adding bits. I was pretty disappointed.

Sep 09, 2016

Based on the novel "Eagle of the Ninth" by Rosemary Sutcliff

real_thing Jan 15, 2016

if u like Roman history. Here u go

Frank60 Sep 02, 2014

Not a bad movie. Liked various aspects of the film, including the historical tidbits. However, portions of what Tatum did were cringe-worthy. Would not see it again.

Oct 21, 2013

This is an 'OK' war epic set in Roman-occupied Britain. British director Kevin Macdonald has done much better work and 'Eagle' is probably one of his less successful productions. Still worth a watch for the scenery and action.

May 20, 2013

Despite bad reviews, I highly enjoyed this movie

shadowman52 Jan 24, 2013

Great movie!!

Nov 28, 2012

very good

Elizabeth_L_W Sep 26, 2012

Compared to the book this movie was horrible! Absolutely nothing like the book!
But if you're just looking for an action packed Roman movie you'd like this. But if you're like me and loved the book, I'd advise you to steer clear of the movie. It's not worth the disgust I went through.

unbalancedbutfair Jun 26, 2012

The initial fight scenes, using proper roman fighting tactics was excellent. The rest of the movie was terrible. The characters weren't compelling or well drawn, the plot was simplistic, and the historical aspect was weak. Watch the first half hour and return.

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Nov 25, 2017

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Aug 11, 2017

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May 20, 2013

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Aug 11, 2017

Violence: Beheading, severed head lying on ground, slitting throats, murder of a small boy, creepy savages, reopening of bad wound, typical sword-fighting with stabbing people.

May 20, 2013

Coarse Language: Mostly mild but there is S*** Damn Bit** and more...

May 20, 2013

Violence: people get stabbed, beheaded,slit throats (off screen but you hear noises. People are shot with arrows, and dicapicated. some blood shown maby flying through the air in slow motion or a brief spray. mostly on wounds though


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