The Eagle Has Landed
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)

John Sturges directed this taut adaptation of Jack Higgins' suspense novel about an attempted kidnapping of Winston Churchill by the German high command during World War II. When it is discovered that in November 1943 Winston Churchill… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 17, 2000
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Crafted with meticulous precision and infinite patience, the film unfolds like a good novel, with compelling exposition eventually giving way to thrilling action.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An old-fashioned WW II adventure movie directed in a plodding and lethargic way by John Sturges.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Filled with the kind of suprises and reversals which are at the nub of all good suspense stories.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
John Sturges's last ensemble war film is just as good as his first but maybe not as great as The Great Escape which I believe remains his best. It's… More
Curtis Lilly
About as good as something i wished I'd seen for free.
Jani H
"The only time this plan makes any sense to me is when I'm drunk" What a waste of time. Ok, so basically the film has an interesting plot. A… More
xGary Xx
An interesting "What if..." based plot about a german plot to assassinate Churchill is efficiently handled by an action stalwart. The cast is strong,… More
Dean McKenna
This war movie gets started on a promising note, but it is sabotaged by a weak, contrived ending.
Lanning : )
Another of those fine conspiracy movies from the 70s. A wonderful cast from Caine, to Duvall, to Sutherland, to Jenny Agutter, to Jean Marsh. As with… More