Directed by Dexter Fletcher
  • Taron Egerton
  • Hugh Jackman
Screenplay by
  • Sean Macaulay
  • Simon Kelton
Genre Biography, Comedy, Drama


UK Release Date 28th March 2016


British athlete Michael “Eddie” Edwards travels to Germany to test his skills at ski jumping. Bronson Peary, a former ski jumper, agrees to train him. After all the hard training he gets to go to the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta.

Is The Plot Interesting?

I have always been curious about Eddie’s stories because I don’t really know much about him and, even though the movie isn’t all fact, now I know a little bit more about him and what he did to earn the title Eddie the Eagle.

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Is The Acting Good?

I’ve liked Taron Egerton in quite a few things (Legend, Kingsman: The Secret Service) and he didn’t disappoint here. Neither did Hugh Jackman, who surprised me doing this role because it’s like nothing we’ve ever seen him in.

Is The Directing Good?

I didn’t expect much from the directing but Dexter Fletcher does a great job directing Eddie The Eagle. His style and approach really helps it become the feel good movie that it is.

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Is The Cinematography Good?

I thought the way they filmed the ski jumping made it seem more engaging and made it look more intriguing. I also noticed a few different shots that offered a unique perspective. It made the movie look more visually interesting.

Is It Worth Watching?

Eddie The Eagle is a feel good movie with good performances that is great for the entire family. And you never know… it might just have inspired the next generation of Olympians.


I’ve been kicked off every team before I even got a chance to prove myself.

– Taron Egerton as Eddie Edwards