Eddie the Eagle

Inspired by a dream come true.


Eddie the Eagle
This week's big release is inspired by true events. A feel-good story about Michael 'Eddie' Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself, even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach, Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.

109 minutes.
Parental Guidance 7-9 (Drug abuse).
Biographical, Comedy, Drama, Sports.

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Credits

Cast
Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman
Director
Dexter Fletcher
ScreenplaySean Macaulay, Simon Kelton
MusicMatthew Margeson
CinematographyGeorge Richmond
EditingMartin Walsh
Sound formats
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorTimes Media Films
Made in2016
Produced byMarv Films, Saville Productions, Studio Babelsberg

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreSports
LanguageLow impact, infrequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceLow impact, infrequent
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG-13 for some suggestive material, partial nudity and smoking
Runtime106
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
2
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
4
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
2
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
12 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
4
Violence
1
Sex
3
Language
3
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Ann Hornaday quote iconQuirky Olympics movie soars in the feel-good stakes.
10
Die Burger
Herman Lategan quote iconSaai gedoente oor 'n naïve ski-springer.
2
Cape Times
John DeFore quote iconEagle dreams of soaring at the Olympics.
10
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconCleary nothing novel but certainly easy to watch.
12
Metacritic.com
34 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
136 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconEddie the Eagle's amiable sweetness can't disguise its story's many inspirational clich├ęs -- but for many viewers, it will be more than enough to make up for them.
16
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
13
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconCrowd-pleasing underdog story gets a little racy.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
30 users
14
Rottentomatoes users
14736 users
15
Internet
5549 Netizens quote icon A Great Movie that left my Wife and I satisfied, inspired and smiling
15

Average .. 59%

12

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