The Eagle | reviewed by: Scott McKay | July 9, 2012
entertainment value
The Eagle is an entertaining period drama with Channing Tatum as an effective lead. A hidden gem filled with exciting action scenes.
genre Action | Drama | History
synopsis In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth. Accompanied only by his British slave Esca (Bell), Marcus sets out across Hadrian's Wall into the uncharted highlands of Caledonia - to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father's memory, and retrieve the lost legion's golden emblem, the Eagle of the Ninth.
lead actors Channing Tatum | Mark Strong | Jamie Bell | Donald Sutherland | Denis O'Hare
director Kevin Macdonald