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Jeremy Brock (screenplay)
Rosemary Sutcliff (novel)
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11 February 2011 (USA) See more »
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The destiny of a soldier. The honour of a slave. The fate of an empire.
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In Roman-ruled Britain, a young Roman soldier endeavors to honor his father's memory by finding his lost legion's golden emblem. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Channing Tatum ... Marcus Flavius Aquila

Jamie Bell ... Esca

Donald Sutherland ... Uncle Aquila

Mark Strong ... Guern

Tahar Rahim ... Seal Prince

Denis O'Hare ... Lutorius

Dakin Matthews ... Claudius Marcellus

Douglas Henshall ... Cradoc
Paul Ritter ... Galba
Pip Carter ... Servius Placidus

Ned Dennehy ... Seal Chief / The Horned One
István Göz ... Cohort Centurion
Bence Gerö ... Celt Boy / Young Marcus
Zsolt László ... Paulus

Julian Lewis Jones ... Cassius
Aladár Laklóth ... Flavius Aquila
Marcell Miklós ... Fort Legionary #1
Bálint Magyar ... Fort Legionary #2
Ferenc Pataki ... Fort Legionary #3
Bálint Antal ... Young Legionary

Lukács Bicskey ... Druid
James Hayes ... Stephanos
András Faragó ... Captain of the Gladiators

Simon Paisley Day ... Surgeon
Ben O'Brien ... Milecastle Guard
Róbert Bánlaki ... Young Rogue Warrior

Brian Gleeson ... Traveller #1

Jon Campling ... Traveller #2
Thomas Henry ... Seal Boy

Ralph Aiken ... Patrician #1
Granville Saxton ... Patrician #2
Walter Van Dyk ... Patrician #3 (as Walter Van Dyke)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jean-Marc Chautems ... Seal Warrior (uncredited)

Robin Atkin Downes ... Centurion (uncredited)
Allan Sutherland ... 9th Legionaire / combat performer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Kevin Macdonald 
 
Writing credits
Jeremy Brock (screenplay)

Rosemary Sutcliff (novel "The Eagle of the Ninth")

Produced by
Caroline Hewitt .... co-producer
Duncan Kenworthy .... producer
Miles Ketley .... executive producer
Charles Moore .... executive producer
Tessa Ross .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Atli Örvarsson 
 
Cinematography by
Anthony Dod Mantle 
 
Film Editing by
Justine Wright 
 
Casting by
Des Hamilton 
Jina Jay 
 
Production Design by
Michael Carlin 
 
Art Direction by
Neal Callow 
Peter Francis (supervising art director)
Zsuzsa Kismarty-Lechner 
 
Set Decoration by
Rebecca Alleway 
 
Costume Design by
Michael O'Connor 
 
Makeup Department
Anita Anderson .... crowd hair and makeup artist
Márta Antal .... crowd makeup artist
Rita Balla .... makeup artist
Csilla Blake-Horváth .... makeup artist (as Csilla Horváth)
Szandra Bíró .... makeup artist
Hanna Canfor .... makeup trainee
Robbie Drake .... prosthetics technician
Sidony Etherton .... crowd makeup artist
Krisztina Fehér .... hair stylist
Krisztina Fehér .... makeup artist
Wendy Kemp Forbes .... makeup artist: crowd
Doone Forsyth .... crowd makeup: dailies
Paul Hyett .... prosthetic and animal effects designer
Graham Johnston .... chief makeup/hair
Nóra Kapás .... makeup artist
Kristyan Mallett .... prosthetic makeup artist
Lorna McGowan .... makeup artist
Conal Palmer .... makeup effects artist
Iván Pohárnok .... prosthetics: Hungary
Iván Pohárnok .... special makeup effects designer
Rupert Simon .... hair and makeup designer: re-shoots
Vivienne Simpson .... assistant makeup artist: Scotland
Kerry Skelton .... makeup artist
Sophie Slotover .... make up artist: crowd
 
Production Management
Kálmán Antal .... production manager
Tania Blunden .... post-production supervisor
György Czutor .... unit manager: second unit
Ildiko Kemeny .... production executive: Hungary, Pioneer Pictures
Suzanne Reid .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joey Coughlin .... third assistant director: Hungary
Ben Dixon .... second assistant director
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon .... second unit director
Alison Goring .... second assistant director: Scotland
Tommy Gormley .... first assistant director
Zsuzsa Gurban .... co-first assistant director: Hungary (as Zsuzsanna Gurban)
Toby Hefferman .... first assistant director: second unit
Vera Janisch .... assistant director
Ray Kenny .... third assistant director: Scotland
László Kádár .... local second assistant director
Susie Lee .... co-third assistant director
Alina Papp .... third assistant director: Hungary (as Alina Tunde Papp)
István Pocsai .... second assistant director: second unit
Judit Soltész .... co-first assistant director: Hungary (as Judith Soltesz)
Réka Szabó .... crowd assistant director
Réka Szabó .... second assistant director
Jeff Taylor .... second assistant director: second unit
Norman Campbell Rees .... additional third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Csaba Bagossy .... props interpreter
Andrea Balogh .... buyer
Zsuzsanna Borvendég .... stand-by art director: second unit
Dávid Breier .... property master
Cara Brower .... set decorating draughtsman
Tim Browning .... concept artist
Zoltán Bus .... armourer/modeller
Christopher Chandler .... set dresser
Dean Coldham .... plasterer: reshoots
Gary Crosby .... painter: Hungary
Roddy Dolan .... dressing prop daily
Jim Elliott .... props
John Fisher .... props
Colin H. Fraser .... construction manager
Gordon Grant .... assistant set decorator
Muffin Green .... property master
Gyula Herjeczki .... construction coordinator
Patrick Herzberg .... art department assistant
Sándor Horváth .... blacksmith
Sándor Horváth .... propmaker
Zoltán Horváth .... set dresser
Gergely Kajdi .... greensman
Scott Keery .... props
József Kiss .... construction manager
Zoltán Kohut .... propmaker/leather worker
Csaba Lodi .... sculptor
Dan Maslen .... storyboard artist
Jamie McCallum .... carpenter
Jim McCallum .... dressing propman
Nicki McCallum .... assistant art director: Scotland
Adam McCreight .... storeman
Alexandra Miklos .... assistant art director
Steve Mitchell .... scenic painter: Hungary
Csaba Mitku .... props
Ben Munro .... stand-by art director
Gábor Németh .... art department: breakdown artist
Tamas Ordodi .... sculptor
Sandra Phillips .... draughtsman
Neil Querns .... carpenter: Scotland
Claire Nia Richards .... buyer
Chris Rosewarne .... concept artist
Gábor Sumicz .... lead sculptor
Kinga Szabó .... props interpreter
Marton Szalay .... props
Dávid Szekeres .... set dresser
László Szirmai .... assistant art director
Sophie Tarver .... propmaker
Kristin Theyers .... dressing props
Kinga Trimmel .... workshop coordinator
Villõ Turcsány .... sculptor
Zoltán Tóth .... construction coordinator
Miklós Weigert .... storyboard artist
Adriaan Engelbrecht .... weapons and props (uncredited)
Romain Hémeray .... trainee (uncredited)
Thomas Jones .... mold maker (uncredited)
Martin Kelly .... prop maker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Hugo Adams .... foley editor
Niv Adiri .... sound design editor
Niv Adiri .... sound re-recording mixer: pre-mix
Ben Barker .... sound design editor
Wade Barnett .... adr recordist
Courtney Bishop .... adr recordist
Sandy Buchanan .... adr recordist
Andrew Caller .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Ed Colver .... foley mixer
András Csernóczki .... sound utility
Gillian Dodders .... dialogue adr editor
Samir Foco .... sound effects editor
Danny Freemantle .... assistant sound editor
Glenn Freemantle .... supervising sound designer
Glenn Freemantle .... supervising sound editor
Glen Gathard .... assistant foley mixer
Danny Hambrook .... sound mixer
Mark Heslop .... sound conform editor
Mark Heslop .... sound effects editor
Robert Ireland .... sound effects editor
Andrea King .... foley artist
Adam Laschinger .... boom operator
Travis MacKay .... adr mixer
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer
Emilie O'Connor .... assistant dialogue editor
Jon Olive .... sound effects editor
Richard Pryke .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Schulteisz .... second boom operator
Jack Stew .... foley artist
Ian Tapp .... sound re-recording mixer
Andrew Walsh .... sound assistant
Philip Young .... adr recordist
Timothy Siddall .... foley assistant (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Bence Arik .... pyrotechnician
Bence Arik .... special effects
Barna Balázs .... special effects technician: Hungary (as Barnabas Balazs)
Dave Evans .... special effects technician
Chris Fitzgerald .... sculptor
Nick Jeffries .... armourer
Rick Jotle .... special effects: equipment
Mike Kelt .... special effects supervisor: Scotland
Sönke Korries .... special effects: stunts
Gyula Krasnyánszky .... pyro supervisor
Matt Loader .... special effects technician
Ross MacGillivray .... special effects technician: Scotland
Daniel Nagy .... pyrotechnician
Keith Nairm .... special effects technician: Scotland (as Keith Nairn)
László Pintér .... pyrotechnician
László Pintér .... special effects technician
Robin Pollok .... special effects technician: Scotland
Toby Stewart .... special effects technician: Scotland
Gábor Styevkó .... special effects technician: Hungary
Péter Szilágyi .... special effects supervisor: Hungary
Csaba Torok .... pyrotechnician
Ferenc Torok .... pyrotechnic supervisor: Hungary
Atilla Varsanyi .... pyrotechnician
Atilla Vasari .... pyrotechnician
 
Visual Effects by
Fiorenza Bagnariol .... digital film bureau
Seb Barker .... visual effects artist
Will Broadbent .... 3d artist: Prime Focus
Kate Burgess .... compositor: Prime Focus
Felipe Canfora .... 3d artist: Prime Focus
Barry Corcoran .... title animation
Shome Dasgupta .... additional visual effects
Keith Devlin .... digital composite supervisor
Bruno Fernandes .... digital compositor
Vikas Gandhi .... visual effects line producer
Adam Glasman .... DI colourist
Neil Harrison .... digital intermediate systems administrator
Rohinton Irani .... additional visual effects
Timothy P. Jones .... digital film bureau
Ashwin Joshi .... cleanup artist
Darpan Kataria .... digital compositor
Pedro Lara .... compositor: Prime Focus
Matthew Lawrence .... title animation
Brad Le-Riche .... title animator
John Lockwood .... visual effects supervisor
Sherin Mahboob .... digital compositor
Pranav Malasi .... cleanup artist
Suchint Mandloi .... cleanup artist
Stephen Mascarenhas .... additional visual effects
Standish Millennas .... visual effects producer
John Palmer .... digital film bureau manager
Prasad Patel .... additional visual effects
Susheel Peris .... additional visual effects
Ed Plant .... compositor: Prime Focus
Suryapal Rawat .... digital compositor
Aurora Shannon .... digital intermediate assistant
Shyam Shrivastava .... cleanup artist
Avdesh Shukla .... digital compositor
Raunaq Singh .... cleanup artist
David Sjodin .... compositor
Steve Street .... visual effects supervisor
Suryaji Suryavanshi .... digital compositor
Merzin Tavaria .... additional visual effects
Anuj Upadhyay .... digital compositor
Pat Wong .... lead senior compositor (as Patrick Wong)
Lenka Zuckova .... 3d artist: Prime Focus
Guy Hauldren .... 3d scanning (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Menyhért René Balog-Dutombé .... stunt performer
Milan Bartha .... stunt double
Ferenc Berecz .... stunt performer
Gergely Bíró .... stunts
Erika Cziráky .... stunt performer
Alessandro D'Alessandro .... stunts
Gábor Duck .... stunt performer
Balázs Farkas .... stunt performer
Vladimir 'Furdo' Furdik .... stunt double: Channing Tatum
Vladimir 'Furdo' Furdik .... stunt double: Mark Strong
Kinga Gavalda .... stunt department assistant
Bela Gerner .... stunt performer
László Imre .... stunt performer
Orsányi Iván .... stunt performer
Roman Jankovic .... stunts
István Kiss .... stunt performer
István Koleszár .... stunts
Gergely Korpácsi .... stunt performer
Géza Kovács .... stunts
László Kósa .... stunt double: Denis O'Hare
Balazs Lengyel .... stunt performer
Akos Lenkei .... stunts
Philippe Losson .... stunts
Zsolt Viktor Magyari .... stunt performer
Bence Makay .... stunt performer
László Medriczky .... stunts
Camilla Naprous .... assistant horse master
Daniel Naprous .... horse master
Béla Orsányi .... stunts
Domonkos Pardanyi .... stunt coordinator
Ronnie Paul .... stunt player
Gábor Pesta .... stunts
Jan Petrina .... stunt double: Channing Tatum
Florian Robin .... stunt double: Jamie Bell
Richard Ryan .... sword master (as Richard R. Ryan)
Walter Siccardi .... stunts
Levente Tamási .... stunt performer
Marzio Tomasini .... stunts
Marek Toth .... stunts
László Ujvári .... stunts
Damien Walters .... stunt performer
Reg Wayment .... stunt performer
Stefano Zanola .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
László Angyal .... best boy
Gábor Balda .... electrician
Ádám Balogh .... electrician
Csaba Bankhardt .... best boy grip
Attila Barczay .... camera trainee
Telfer Barnes .... focus puller
Anna Benbow .... focus puller: Scotland
Antal Berger .... best boy: second unit
Keith Bernstein .... still photographer: Scotland
Attila Bilik .... gaffer: second unit
Julie Bills .... camera operator: dailies
Phil Brookes .... gaffer
Stuart Bunting .... key grip scotland
John Cartwright .... electrician
Marcis Cole .... camera operator: "b" camera, second unit (as Marc Cole)
Stevie Cook .... lighting technician
Vinny Cowper .... electrician
Tim Critchell .... grip: "b" camera, Scotland
Polgár Csaba .... video assist trainee
Tim Dean .... libra head technician
Zoltán Dzsupin .... central loader
Tobias Eedy .... additional focus puller
István Faragó .... electrician
Attila Hevesi .... electrician
Gábor Hevesi .... gaffer
György Horváth .... focus puller:
Cameron Howatson .... assistant camera
Joe Judge .... best boy electrical
Tamás Jánossa .... focus puller
János Kiss .... camera car supervisor
Zoltán Lakatos .... electrician
Henry Landgrebe .... b camera clapper loader: Scotland
Attila Major .... grip
Tobias Marshall .... additional clapper loader
László Mihály .... grip
György Mohácsi .... grip
Paul Molloy .... best boy: pick-up shots
István Ménkü .... electrician
Thomas Neivelt .... gaffer
Matt Nettheim .... still photographer (as Matthew Nettheim)
Andy Nutt .... camera trainee
Péter Pozsonyi .... auto grip assistant
András Pozsár .... grip
Alastair Rae .... Steadicam operator
Alastair Rae .... camera operator: "b" camera
György Réder .... camera operator: "c" camera
Imre Sisa .... key and dolly grip
Dave Staton .... electrician
Chris Summers .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, main unit
Gabor Szucs .... auto grip assistant
Masanobu Takayanagi .... camera operator: second unit
Masanobu Takayanagi .... director of photography: second unit
Simon Tindall .... b camera focus puller
István Török .... auto grip
János Varga .... electrician
Alan Walker .... electrician
Jack Warrender .... video assist
Jonathan Wright .... camera trainee dailies
Viktor Zsámbék .... electrician
Alan Maxwell .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Ian Speed .... libra technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Abigail Barbier .... adr voice casting
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting
Lucinda Johnston .... casting assistant
Sorcha McIlvride .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brigitta Barkó .... principal costume assistant
Klara Beke .... wardrobe assistant
Lörinc Boros .... breakdown artist
Anthony Brookman .... assistant costume designer
Imre Béres .... dresser
Imre Béres .... tailor
Sue Coates .... key costume assistant
Péter Donáth .... costume breakdown artist
Harriet Edmonds .... costume assistant
Ildikó Virág Erdei .... milliner
Zsófia Federits .... key costume breakdown artist
Mónika Frankl .... leather master
April Gilchrist .... costume assistant
Georgina Gunner .... costume supervisor
Magdi Jakus .... dresser
Magdi Jakus .... seamstress
Zsuzsa Kanovics .... leather worker
Márton Kis-Várday .... costume breakdown artist
Anikó Kovalcsik .... wardrobe buyer
Anna Kulcsár .... main cutter
Anna Kulcsár .... wardrobe assistant
Éva Kuzma .... principal dresser
John Laurie .... key set costumer
Zsuzsa Malatinszky .... furrier
Fin McClay .... wardrobe assistant
Maja Meschede .... costume design assistant
Éva Molnár .... goldsmith
Neil Murphy .... wardrobe master: second unit
Péter Palotás .... dresser
Anna Robbins .... costume assistant
Orsolya Sallai .... costumer
Lisa Shanley .... key costume assistant
Gábor Simkó .... wardrobe assistant
Móni Simkó .... wardrobe assistant
Polly Smyth .... costume assistant
Zsuzsa Stenger .... costume supervisor
Gabor Szabo .... costumer
Laszlo Taht .... wardrobe assistant
Kate Thomson .... costume breakdown supervisor
Katalin Ujvari .... wardrobe assistant
Emma Walker .... costume assistant
John Fisher .... specialty costumes (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Fiorenza Bagnariol .... digital film bureau
Mark Bankhead .... dailies assistant
Trevor Brown .... preview digital intermediate colorist
Andrew Cave .... dailies assistant
Kate Denning .... trainee assistant editor
Rich Ellis .... dailies assistant (as Richard Ellis)
Rob Farris .... digital intermediate producer
Marie Fernandes .... digital intermediate producer
Adam Glasman .... di colorist
Emily Greenwood .... digital film editor
Stephen Haren .... first assistant editor
Mark Keady .... assistant editor: Avid
Patrick Malone .... digital intermediate head of department
Faye Morgan .... post-production coordinator
Alex Parrett .... dailies supervisor
Darren Rae .... colorist: dailies
Aurora Shannon .... digital intermediate assistant
Nick Timms .... technical operator
Laurent Treherne .... digital film technical supervisor
Leroy Wolf .... color timer
 
Music Department
John Barrett .... score pro tools recordist
Andy Brown .... conductor
Andy Brown .... contractor
Richard Cooper .... additional score recordist
Dave Fleming .... composer: additional music
Dave Fleming .... music producer
Julian Kershaw .... orchestrator
Elisa Kustow .... music production coordinator
Richard Lancaster .... additional score recordist
Stephen McLaughlin .... music mixer (as Steve McLaughlin)
Eoghan Neff .... musician: violin
Flaithri Neff .... musician (Uilleann Pipes & Whistles)
Vladimir Podgoretsky .... musician
Paul Pritchard .... assistant scoring engineer
John Purser .... music advisor: ancient Scottish music
Satnam Ramgotra .... musician
Jill Streater .... music preparation
Gillian Tinglay .... musician: harp and Celtic harp
John Warhurst .... music editor
Atli Örvarsson .... music producer
 
Transportation Department
Martin Auld .... driver: cast
Soma Benke .... transportation captain
Alan Buckle .... driver
Pat Daecy .... driver: Scotland
Alex Devine .... unit driver: Scotland
Russell Dunsmore .... driver: cast
Russell D. Equi .... transportation captain
Andy Finnie .... driver: cast
Andy Finnie .... unit driver: Scotland
Mihály Gáspár .... driver: production office
Steve Haines .... driver: Scotland
István Ivanov .... driver
Attila Kiss .... unit driver
Craig Paterson .... driver: cast
Richard Paxon .... driver: Scotland
Jason Rush .... driver: Scotland
Zsolt Somogyi .... transportation coordinator
János Spák .... unit driver
Bohdan Stoklasa .... facilities driver
Abby Zeman .... driver
Szepesi Zoltan .... motorhome operator (as Zoltan Szepesi)
 
Other crew
Chick Allan .... team leader
Lindsay Allason-Jones .... historical advisor
Reka Angyalosy .... assistant accountant
László Bednárik Jr. .... set production assistant
Bea Beliczai .... location manager
Roland Birtha .... unit assistant
James Blythe .... stand-in
Jamie Bolton .... asset manager
Peter Boothby .... runner
Duncan Broadfoot .... assistant location manager
David Burt .... location assistant: Scotland
Dougal Cadiou .... first assistant accountant
Jo Cameron Brown .... dialogue coach: Gaelic
Chris Cameron .... assistant location manager
Greg Corke .... armorer: preparation
Miglet Crichton .... location scout: Scotland
Matt Curtis .... title designer
Michael Davis .... dailies assistant
Jim Elliott .... armorer
Dave Evans .... supervising armorer: second unit
Stuart Ewen .... production runner
Rachel Fiddes .... traineee crowd assistant
Hugh Gourlay .... location scout: Scotland
David Hancock .... assistant location manager
Laura Hardy .... asset manager
Glynn Henderson .... safety consultant
Nils Hognestad .... adr voice artist
Zoltan Horkai .... head animal wrangler
Paul Hornsby .... military and technical advisor
Márton Ivanov .... production assistant
Peter Ivanyi .... animal wrangler
Vera Janisch .... production assistant
Polly Jefferies .... production coordinator
Matt Jones .... location manager: Scotland
Veronika Kara .... cashier
Eszter Kerekes .... production coordinator
Alex Kerr .... accounts trainee
Viktoria Koreny .... armoury modelmaker
Viktoria Koreny .... armoury sculpter
Ágnes Kun .... first assistant accountant
Naomi Liston .... assistant location manager
Imre Légmán .... location manager
Michael Mann .... assistant coordinator
Michael Mann .... assistant coordinator: london
Jacqui McBride .... assistant accountant
Jacqui McBride .... assistant accountant: Scotland
Katherine McCormack .... unit publicist
Alex McKay .... base runner
Zoe Morgan .... script supervisor
Duncan Muggoch .... supervising location manager
Amy Munro .... assistant coordinator: Scotland
Claire Murray .... production secretary: scotland
Camilla Naprous .... assistant horse master
Daniel Naprous .... horse master
Lisa Neeley .... assistant accountant: Scotland
Zsofi Oblath .... assistant production coordinator
Christian Otty .... additional set production assistant: Scotland
János Papp .... health & safety advisor
Szabolos Pataky .... assistant: Mr. Tatum
Ed Perkins .... epk cameraman
Norman Campbell Rees .... stand-in: Channing Tatum
Morven Reid .... production runner: Scotland
Dan Roberts .... food stylist
Rohit Sharma .... production coordinator
Dora Simko .... script supervisor: second unit
Nora Somogyvari .... production assistant
Morag Stewart .... advisor: Gaelic
Richard Szabó .... unit manager
Roxana Szarisz .... interpreter to horse master
Istvan Szori .... stand-in
Geza Szucs .... military advisor
Ben Urquhart .... post production executive
Béla Vaszary .... medical coordinator
Norbert Vilonya .... set production assistant
Ben A. Williams .... assistant: Kevin Macdonald and Duncan Kenworthy (as Ben Williams)
Nathan Woods .... financial controller
Eva Yates .... assistant: Tessa Ross
Vaszary Ádám .... medical coordinator
Matt Cooper .... floor runner: dailies (uncredited)
Warwick Hewett .... titles producer: Rushes (uncredited)
Viktória Jaross .... choreographer (uncredited)
András Kopházi .... security (uncredited)
Christopher Mullen .... production assistant: additional photography (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Matthew Jenkins .... thanks
 

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Rated PG-13 for battle sequences and some disturbing images
Runtime:
114 min
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Argentina:13 | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 | Germany:12 | Ireland:12A | Italy:T | Malaysia:18 | Netherlands:16 | Netherlands:12 (TV version) (slightly cut) | Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46050)
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Trivia:
The main character's name is Marcus Aquila. Aquila is the Latin word for "Eagle".See more »
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Anachronisms: As Marcus and Esca ride across the countryside, they use stirrups, which are not known in Europe until the 7th century AD.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Marcus Aquila:Marcus Flavius Aquila, Fourth Cohort of Gaul, Second Legion, come to relieve the command.
Lutorius:Lutorius Drusillus Salinator, acting senior officer.
Marcus Aquila:Where's the garrison commander?
Lutorius:He left this morning, sir. Couldn't wait to get away.
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Soundtrack:
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29 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
iReviewFilms Review: The Eagle, 19 March 2011
Author: James (iReviewFilms) from United Kingdom

Now I'm not great at working out whether this was historically accurate or not so that's not going to be affect the way I rate this movie. I'm just going to assume that all was well unless someone cares to correct me in my ignorance? Except for the fact that thumbs up in a gladiatorial ring means kill (simulates thrusting the sword up into the body) and thumbs down means live... can't let that one slide, ever! As for whether this was based on a true story or not, I will leave that to the real journalists.

The Eagle is set in Roman occupied Britain in 140AD 20 years after the mysterious disappearance of the whole Ninth Legion in the glens and mountains of Scotland. It follows a Roman centurion, Marcus Aquila (Channing Tatum) and early on we are introduced to the fact that Marucs's father was standard bearer of the eagle for the Ninth Legion and that, when they along with the eagle, disappeared in the Scottish highlands disrepute was brought to the family of Aquila. Longing to be close to where his father disappeared and to restore his family honour, Marcus hot off the training camp for Roman centurions has requested that his first post be at the edge of the known world near Hadrian's wall, far from the choice any sane man would pick.

Eventually we are introduced to Esca (Jamie Bell) who is indebted to Marcus after having had his life saved by him and becomes his slave as penance. Together they set off to try and recover the lost eagle which forms an intriguing relationship development between the two characters as Esca is forced to obey his Roman master despite his hatred for who he is and what he stands for. This pairing results in an unpredictable plot with Esca's true intentions well hidden throughout.

The main crux of the story seems to be twofold with the development of this relationship between the two men and the desire shown by Marcus to restore the honour of his father and seek closure through the recovery of the eagle. Tatum shines in his part and you can sense the driving passion he has for his cause whilst Bell conveys his internal struggle over his split loyalties well. Other notable acting merit goes to Donald Sutherland for his bit part as the uncle of Marcus.

As a whole the battles portrayed are well choreographed and the cameras thrust you up close and personal with the warriors whilst they fight. In what seems to be a developing trend, the cameras are shaky and unsteady giving that sense you are actually there. The director Macdonald intentionally kept CGI to a minimum and it has paid off with the movie seemingly more realistic for it. The gore is not excessive and allows for the actual fighting to take centre stage rather than how red they can turn the battlefield which I liked.

The Scottish tribes play their part as a conceivable enemy during the film and speak in the native Gaelic tongue which is a nice touch that is less seen now as directors tend to swap to English after a brief dialogue to make it easier on the audience. It was also nice to see that the tribes that crossed paths with our main protagonists each had a different personality and feel about them rather than all being clumped together as Celts and getting portrayed as one generic group.

This movie although set in Roman times is less about the history and bureaucracy of Rome and more about the journey that two men take. It's a solid movie with good acting and fighting scenes but it starts to lag slightly in the middle. I wouldn't go out of my way to watch it if there were other choices available but you could do a lot worse.

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