The Eiger Sanction
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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 organization. The leader of the organization tells the killer that they will release him after he performs this last "sanction" which is to take place during an ascent of the Swiss Alps notorious mountain, the Eiger. The trouble is, the killer is to shoot one of three climbers, but he doesn't know which one it is.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Clint Eastwood's mountain-climbing spy thriller is surprisingly effective, even by today's standards."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"One of Clint's lesser-known adventures, and one that's certainly worth of a revisit."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"What makes the movie less offensive than you might assume -- its total detachment from its characters -- also makes it a tough sit."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Flaccid story redeemed by superb mountaineering footage"
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
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