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Kevin Macdonald United States, 2011

Eirik Smidesang Slåen's rating of the film The Eagle

My love for this period may have something to do with it, but The Eagle somehow appealed to me. Yes, it's very uneven, mainly due to a poorly developed script, but overall it's well made. Jamie Bell and Channing Tatum lack chemistry, resulting in much less homoerotism then I was expecting. Anthony Dod Mantle knows how to shoot a landscape, and his lensing is superb and almost worth the admission ticket alone.