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Film Review - Eddie the Eagle


“Eddie the Eagle” wants to be the premiere feel-good movie of 2016. It’s an underdog story, already loaded with broad sweeps of melodrama and misfortune, but director Dexter Fletcher isn’t content to get by on the basics of triumph and failure. He wants everyone inside the theater to stand up and cheer by the end credits, tears streaming down faces. Violent in its need to please and only marginally successful as inspirational cinema, “Eddie the Eagle” doesn’t waste a moment on nuance, charging ahead as a bio-pic that only has a slight interest in the inner workings of its subject, preferring to celebrate vague sporting achievements and personal accomplishment in a frightfully superficial manner. Read the rest at


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