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      The Eiger Sanction

      R 1975 2h 9m Adventure Mystery & Thriller List
      67% Tomatometer 21 Reviews 54% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings Former government assassin Jonathan Hemlock (Clint Eastwood) now devotes his time to teaching and collecting paintings, but his quiet life is interrupted when he is persuaded by his former employers work for them again. Hemlock has to join a crew of explorers (George Kennedy, Jack Cassidy) on a trip up the Eiger, a treacherous Swiss mountain. Hemlock must simultaneously determine which of his fellow climbers is a Soviet spy, kill his target and scale the deadly peak. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Joe Clay Times (UK) The scenery is magnificent and the white-knuckle action well handled... Aug 8, 2022 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times It has a plot so unlikely and confused that we can't believe it for much more than 15 seconds at a time, but its action sequences are so absorbing and its mountaintop photography so compelling that we don't care. Rated: 3/4 Oct 23, 2004 Full Review BBC.com Rated: 2/5 Apr 17, 2001 Full Review Steve Warren The Barb (Atlanta) A poorly contrived spy story with enough cliches to fill 90 minutes, but not enough to fill the holes in the plot. May 9, 2023 Full Review Dennis Harvey 48 Hills There is indeed some great climactic Swiss Alps footage in this espionage tale, but the film runs an awkward gamut from supervillain cartoonishness to straight thriller. Its loutish humor also indulged its maker's (and audience's) worst tendencies... Dec 4, 2020 Full Review James Clay Fresh Fiction It's a wild ride, and for all the flack Eastwood gets for being a bland filmmaker these days, he sure had no problems taking risks earlier in his directing career. Rated: B- Nov 19, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      James F What a clunker of a movie. It takes an hour before they get to the mountain climbing, and there some of the visuals are really cool. But this has almost nothing to recommend it otherwise. It has a half-cooked/low-rent James Bond vibe, you do not care about any of these characters and the plot is silly and uncompelling. It is a bad movie from the 1970s, that would be better forgotten than watched. If you are expecting a 70's version of "Cliffhanger" but with Clint Eastwood, you will be disappointed. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 05/15/24 Full Review Tibor F Talk, talk, talk endlessly. 34 minutes passed, nothing happened, so I skipped this film. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 04/21/24 Full Review Alec B One of Eastwood's sillier efforts. It has impressive stunt work but the plot seems needlessly convoluted. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/21/24 Full Review Cathy J I enjoyed seeing the climbing and landscapes and the thought of Eastwood doing all his stunts. But the dialog and acting sometimes fell flat. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 11/27/23 Full Review Mike W The movie is full of poor acting and poor script. It was difficult to make it past the first half. The only saving grace was the scenery. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 11/24/23 Full Review Eye C The James Bond approach from Eastwood it's a boring thing to watch, one hour to begin with the mission and then the ending it's anticlimactic. But there's one interesting thing, it's not just James Bond no, it's resemblance very much to Indiana Jones and that make this the original Indy, but boring. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 10/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Former government assassin Jonathan Hemlock (Clint Eastwood) now devotes his time to teaching and collecting paintings, but his quiet life is interrupted when he is persuaded by his former employers work for them again. Hemlock has to join a crew of explorers (George Kennedy, Jack Cassidy) on a trip up the Eiger, a treacherous Swiss mountain. Hemlock must simultaneously determine which of his fellow climbers is a Soviet spy, kill his target and scale the deadly peak.
      Director
      Clint Eastwood
      Producer
      Robert Daley
      Screenwriter
      Hal Dresner, Rod Whitaker
      Production Co
      Malpaso Company
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Adventure, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 18, 2016
      Runtime
      2h 9m
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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