Roger Ebert on The Eagle: "Ripsnorting adventure"

Focus Features 02.10.2011

In his review of Kevin MacDonald’s The Eagle, Roger Ebert seemed to totally get the cinematic fun of this Roman adventure:

The Eagle is a rip-snorting adventure tale of the sort made before CGI, 3-D and alphabet soup in general took the fun out of moviegoing. So much does it evoke the energy of traditional sword-and-shield movies that I had to bring the term "rip-snorting" out of retirement; it's rarely needed in this era of sleek technology. Here we see for the most part the actual actors trekking through real locations, instead of quasi-animation.