The Eiger Sanction
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Clint Eastwood both directed and starred in this thriller based on a novel by Trevanian. Dr. Jonathan Hemlock (Eastwood) is a professor of art history who formerly had a deadly secret life; he was a hired assassin working with an international intelligence organization. Normally content to collect and study art, Hemlock is forced by blackmail to perform one last hit, or, as the organization euphemistically calls it, a "sanction." The victim will be one of three men attempting a dangerous ascent of the Eiger, a beautiful but punishing mountain range in Swiss Alps. While Hemlock is an… More

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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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