Where Eagles Dare
Where Eagles Dare (1969)

An expensive but enormously profitable war picture, Where Eagles Dare centers upon a daring rescue and even more daring escape. Disguised as Nazi officers, commandoes Maj. John Smith (Richard Burton), Lt. Morris Schaffer Clint Eastwood and… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 12, 1969
DVD Release Date: September 2, 2003
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Alistair MacLean wrote an original screenplay that was treated with respect for the writer's unusual abilities as a master of actionful suspense. The resulting film is highly entertaining, thrilling and rarely lets down for a moment.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

You have to admire any film that casts Clint Eastwood opposite Richard Burton; the real violence is in the clash of acting styles.

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Jason Bailey

As with Kelly's Heroes, Where Eagles Dare pulls itself together best in its third act

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Time Out

It may be devoid of significance of any sort, but it is nevertheless passably entertaining, and certainly better viewing than most MacLean adaptations.

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

That I was able to enjoy this movie as much as I did, despite the plethora of plot holes, says something for it.

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It gets better, yields deeper layers of meaning, every time I see it.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

It is so long (almost three hours) that it may finally bore the very action trade for which it was intended; yet it's just at that point of surface boredom that the movie aficionado will probably become entranced.

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Adrian Turner
Radio Times

Hilarious and exciting, often at the same time.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...it provides full-on thrills, maybe exaggerated thrills, to be sure, but making for an exciting ride, nonetheless.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Mike S
They sure knew how to make great WWII films back in the 1960's. So many classics from that era to love and remember. This highly suspenseful… More
Al S
A blisteringly exciting and thoroughly exhilarating action-packed thriller. A classic men on a mission adventure in the tradition of The Guns of Navarone.… More
Sajin P A
An impossible but no less important mission.. Hyper cool heroes who perform the most daring stunts without as much as breaking a sweat.. Double, triple or even… More
Dean McKenna
This is one of my all-the-time favourite war films based on the novel by Alister MacLean I read before watching this. Really great entertainment in the escapist… More
Jens S.
One of the highlights of the World War II military caper films that were rather popular in the 1960s. It has all it needs: an impossible mission to a unique and… More
Conner Rainwater
Debatably my favorite war movie, mainly in the fact that it's so much fun. The plot is virtually flawless and extremely original, I almost feel like it… More