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The Eagle

This fine historical adventure is set in 140 AD in ancient Brittannia, where a noble Roman (Channing Tatum) and his feisty British slave (Jamie Bell) travel past "the end of the world"—Hadrian's Wall in northern England—to recover a Golden Eagle emblem lost by the Roman's father when his legion was destroyed by British "savages." The story comes from a young adult novel by Rosemary Sutcliff, but director Kevin Macdonald (Touching the Void) gives it the feel of a great 70s Western. Exciting and even moving, this robust epic is filled with action, male bonding, and a terrifying sense of wilderness.



  • Kevin Macdonald


  • Channing Tatum
  • Jamie Bell
  • Donald Sutherland
  • Mark Strong
  • Tahar Rahim
  • Denis O'Hare
  • Paul Ritter
  • Julian Jones
  • Douglas Henshall
  • James Hayes
  • Dakin Matthews
  • Pip Carter
  • Zsolt László
  • Aladár Laklóth


  • Duncan Kenworthy
  • Tessa Ross
  • Miles Ketley
  • Charles Moore

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