The Eagle Has Landed
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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 is scheduled to spend a weekend in a country home in Norfolk, the Germans plan to kidnap him. Heinrich Himmler (Donald Pleasence), under orders from Hitler, assigns Nazi colonel Max Radl (Robert Duvall) the chore of sneaking the English-hating Irishman Liam Devlin (Donald Sutherland) into the British countryside and arranging for a 16-man task force to be… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Crafted with meticulous precision and infinite patience, the film unfolds like a good novel, with compelling exposition eventually giving way to thrilling action."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"An old-fashioned WW II adventure movie directed in a plodding and lethargic way by John Sturges."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Filled with the kind of suprises and reversals which are at the nub of all good suspense stories."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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