The Eiger Sanction details
|Starring:||Heidi Bruhl, Jack Cassidy, Vonetta McGee, Clint Eastwood, Thayer David, George Kennedy|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure - Westerns, Thriller - Crime|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK|
The Eiger Sanction
|Run time:||2 hours 3 minutes|
|Rental release:||10 Apr 2003|
|Dubbed:||German, French, Spanish, Italian|
|Subtitles:||Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish|
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vertigo thrillsBy FlyingSquirrel (30 reviews) from London , 15 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Fantastic edge-of-your seat climbing sections in this film. It feels more realistic than cliffhanger because there is none of the need to inject action sequences into it - the climb in itself is gripping enough.
Eastwood is very much in 'Dirty Harry' mode in this film, but turns in a good performance. I was actually more impressed with his directing (one of his earlier films) in what must have been a difficult location.
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Not good enoughBy tantrik (6 reviews) , 25 Jul 2011This movie is so slow paced i had to watch it piece-meal.
there is no suspense, seems predictable.
Cinematography 6/10 (DVD transfer is terrible).
Shot are taken through clear lens thank god no filters were used, but the contrast and brightness are very dull. I had to tweak my telly for a better picture.
Sound track 5/10.
the sound track in the movie is worse than mono recording.I was expecting better because technology was there at the time.
Acting 4/10. actors were seem to be wearing a mask no emotions on their face.That albino character who incarcerates himself in the dark room was really annoying.
Usually Clint ends up romancing a young girl. that did not happen in this movie. disappointed.
This movie has very few redeeming features except the climbing scene, could have been so much better,like a half baked product
Good adaptationBy Asajj (12 reviews) from Manchester , 22 Dec 2010First of all this is an adaptation from Trevanian book and a succesful one. Although i think, Eastwood wasn't the best fit for Jonathan Hemlock generally he understood the character and reflected it well.
I should also advise you reading the book as it's a good one.
I do like watching movies like this as personally i do like retro stuff and nice to see 70s atmosphere.
Overall Eastwood didn't do a bad job but this is a overlooked movie.
CARRY ON EASTWOODBy a customer from TUNBRIDGE WELLS, ENGLAND , 12 Nov 2010Fun spy thriller that focuses more on laughs than thrills. Clint EASTWOOD is in fine form as the movie hero the girls can never resist and he does his own stunts. Nevertheless, the plot is simply ridiculous and the themes appear nonsensical because they are unexplored.
Where this film really scores is in its casting: Jack CASSIDY, George KENNEDY, Vonetta McGEE & Brenda VENUS. All play their roles with tremendous, tongue-in-cheek aplomb and they obviously had a good time filming this hokum. They help compensate for the lack of characterization in this disposable equivalent to the more serious North Face.
Eastwood classicBy FarrukhsHoney (471 reviews) from Basildon , 02 Jul 2009Clint Eastwood in one of his best roles. the plot is a little thin but on the whole a good film
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Mediocre movie, terrible DVD transferBy NeilWeightman (32 reviews) from Peckham , 23 Mar 2009I thought the plot of this film was really very thin indeed, the dialogue was 'Carry On Up The Eiger' standard at times, the acting was laughably wooden and the filming, despite the fantastic possibilities of Zion National Park, Monument Valley and the Bernese Oberland, was rather scrappy and (in the Swiss case) very gloomy on the mountain. It was also very strange how the US climbing sections kept switching between the lush scenery of Zion NP and the desert of Monument Valley in a single climb (or apparently short drive), despite them being 150 miles apart. Overall very disappointing.
The transfer to DVD is terrible: scratchy, poor colour and brightness and a strange squashed format, which has to be expanded vertically to obtain the correct aspect ration, resulting in a more pixellated appearance.