The Eiger Sanction
The Eiger Sanction (1975)

In this exciting adventure, the humble life of an art history professor is upended when his dark past catches up with him and he is blackmailed into resuming his former career as a professional assassin for a secret international… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 15, 1998
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Clint Eastwood's mountain-climbing spy thriller is surprisingly effective, even by today's standards.

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Scott Weinberg

One of Clint's lesser-known adventures, and one that's certainly worth of a revisit.

Rob Gonsalves

What makes the movie less offensive than you might assume -- its total detachment from its characters -- also makes it a tough sit.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Flaccid story redeemed by superb mountaineering footage

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Al S
A top-notch classic. A smart, well-crafted, exciting and intriguing action-thriller. A tense, topical and riveting thrill-ride packed with exciting climbing… More
Dean McKenna
Exciting on mountain climbing sequences.
Chris Garman
Clint Eastwood plays James Bond wannabe Jonathan Hemlock in this espionage thriller. Eastwood should never play a spy or a Russian stealing a badly rendered… More
David Sayers
My favourite Eastwood film (along with 'High Plains Drifter') and surprisingly one of his less known directorial efforts. This film has a bit of… More
Khris N
An interesting movie... a bit underrated - Eastwood goes secret agent an mountain climbing. An interesting story - a bit slow but it all comes together at the… More
Jonny Crumley
An entertaining lesser known Eastwood movie. Clint plays a retired assassin who's blackmailed into doing one last job. The acting of course is excellent… More