Eddie The Eagle (2016) – A Revisited Quick Capsule Review

Eddie The Eagle (2016) – A Revisited Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Starring the guy from Kingsman, alongside Wolverine and Christopher Walken, directed by the bloke from Press Gang in a story about a British downhill skier form the 80’s. Well that’s a pitch meeting I’d like to have been at!  Joking aside what a lovely, charming and sweet film it ended up.  Egerton is perfect as the hapless ‘Eagle’, able backed up in film and on screen by a Hugh Jackman playing very much against type.  Sure it may be a little too saccharin for some and there is only so many times you can see someone skiing down hill, but Eddie The Eagle gets it spot on for the most part. Much like the man himself.

Best Bit: “Right Time of the 40 meter”

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Billy Elliot, Full Monty, Brassed Off

 


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The Full Monty (1997) – A Hall Of Fame Quick Capsule Review

The Full Monty (1997) – A Hall Of Fame Quick Capsule Review

Hall of Fame Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The Full Monty oddly is a film that has gotten better with age.  Worthy of its reputation as a top notch working class Northern comedy, it’s appeal still endures on stage and screen and it’s a credit to the quality of the martial on display here that it launched or cemented the careers of so many actors.  It also packs a lot in from an love story, sexual awakenings, martial strife and much more. One of the best British films of the 90’s.

Best Bit: The Final Routine

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Brassed Off, Billy Elliot, Four Weddings & A Funeral

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Author: Phil Hobden

 

Eddie The Eagle – A Quick Capsule Review

Eddie The Eagle – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Starring the guy from Kingsman, alongside Wolverine and Christopher Walken, directed by the bloke from Press Gang in a story about a British downhill skier form the 80’s. Well that’s a pitch meeting I’d like to have been at!  Joking aside what a lovely, charming and sweet film it ended up.  Egerton is perfect as the hapless ‘Eagle’, able backed up in film and on screen by a Hugh Jackman playing very much against type.  Sure it may be a little too saccharin for some and there is only so many times you can see someone skiing down hill, but Eddie The Eagle gets it spot on for the most part. Much like the man himself.

Best Bit: “Right Time of the 40 meter”

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Billy Elliot, Full Monty, Brassed Off

IMDB Rating: 

 

Author: Phil Hobden

Blog: Pride – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Pride is a wonderful film.  Telling an amazing true story, it does so in a highly memorable way. Funny, charming and uplifting… if I’d caught this at the tail end of 2014 it for sure would have been in the running for my film of the year.   See Pride.  See it as a reflection of history and as a bloody entertaining movie!

Best Bit: The activists arrive.

Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Brassed Off, Whiplash, The Imitation Game

 

Author: Phil Hobden