The Eiger Sanction
The Eiger Sanction (1975)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 21, 1975
DVD Release Date: December 15, 1998
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Though one of Clint's weaker efforts as director, it's perhaps saved by the breathtaking visuals... .

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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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Richard T. Jameson
Parallax View

The Eiger Sanction lacks shape, rhythm, and any notable tone or point-of-view.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Flaccid story redeemed by superb mountaineering footage

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.

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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
Marcus Woolcott
Like a Bond film that wasn't good enough to be a Bond film
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
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