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Year
1968
Runtime
158 min.
Director
Brian G. Hutton
Genres
Action, Adventure, War
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
34,700
Checks
3,931
Favs
262
Dislikes
23
Favs/checks
6.7% (1:15)
Favs/dislikes
11:1
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  1. tricksta_p's avatar

    tricksta_p

    There are a few too many contrivances and it's too long to sustain its momentum, but the action is solid and it has a couple of excellent set pieces. 11 years 5 months ago
  2. samlowery's avatar

    samlowery

    If you were ever curious about the difference between English and American ideas of bad-asses, watch Burton & Eastwood in this. 8 years 4 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Where Eagles Dare is a war movie (it definitely seems to be part of Inglourious Basterds' DNA), but it really owes more to Mission: Impossible which was on the air at the time (and while its pace is the show's, the twists and turns - and love of stunts - could almost belong to the film franchise). A group of special ops soldiers led by Richard Burton and including Clint Eastwood, must get into an alpine Nazi castle to smuggle out a captured general (or so we think, twists and turns, remember?), its tone alternating between explosive action epic and wetworks procedural in what I feel is an awkward way. The film is adamant that we must see every step getting into the castle, and every step getting out. And every bullet fired, for that matter, making for a long and tedious escape from Germany. Burton is almost the only character to get talking scenes, which makes all his men rather generic (which is a problem later), even Eastwood who we only really notice because he's Eastwood. His role is mostly to shoot all those bullets and look at Burton talking. The twistiness of the plot is the best thing about the movie, but I would have trimmed a LOT of the action (movie runs more than two and a half hours, after all). And while I'm at the editor's console, I would have added more Ingrid Pitt! 5 years 11 months ago
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