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Eric Liddell may have won gold for the United Kingdom and possessed a lilting Highland brogue, but he was born in China and lived more than half his life there evangelizing and teaching. On Wings of Eagles is everything you ever wanted to know about what happened to Liddell - who famously refused to run an Olympic race on a Sunday to honor God - after the 1924 Olympics when he returned to China, the home of his heart. But Eric's beloved homeland is about to be occupied by Imperial Japan.Written by
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Three different cuts exist for the film: one for China, one for Taiwan and one for North America. See more »
Joseph Fiennes is well cast as Eric Liddell, the Scottish Olympic Gold Medalist runner and Christian missionary caught up in the Japanese army occupation of China. The theme is the gift of hope and it is a touching story, if distinctly average viewing. Sadly, the film doesn't set the scene well in the first act - it rushed to conflict and felt like a TV movie in its rushed pacing and overly sentimental storyline. Liddel's affection towards children, as a form of exposition, was overplayed when more crucial biographical and background information would have helped with context, especially those not especially familiar with the Eric Liddell story. The scenes in the concentration camps lacked tension and didn't do justice to the much worse conditions people suffered. Essentially, it is a straight sequel to Chariots of Fire, but without committing to being a proper biopic.
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