Eddie the Eagle (2016) review: The best superman film out there


Directed by: Dexter Fletcher Written by: Sean Macaulay and Simon Kelton

Starring: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Tom Costello

The blurb says: The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics.


Dexter Fletcher and team have gifted to the world another heart-warming underdog tale that we Brits do so well. Think Pride, Made in Dagenham and even The Fully Monty. Full of laughs, moments of tension and  enough heart to keep the very depressed British nation aloft until the next Olympics, Eddie the Eagle is an unexpected gem.

Taron Egerton is terrific as he gurns his way through as Eddie, the tenacious, single-minded inspiration at the centre of the action, but it is Hugh Jackman who brings some superstar power to what could have been a very indie feeling film.

A fitting salute to a typically British hero.

8 out of 10


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