Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Flick Pick: The Eagle Has Landed

The Eagle Has Landed
(ITC, 1976)

Outstanding movie version of Jack Higgins' first best-selling novel, directed by veteran thriller maestro John Sturges (the last movie he directed) and with nothing but first rate leading actors in all the key roles. The wisest thing the movie does is mainly follow the book, and the book itself exemplified how to perfectly write history-that-never-was. When you have half a dozen brilliant actors bringing it to life under a premier director, it's hard to come up short, and this movie delivers on all accounts.

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