Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Eiger Sanction (1975)

Director: Clint Eastwood. Cast: Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy. 123 min. Rated R. Action/Thriller.

Eastwood has been the director of our dreams for the past 10 years, but he has had some misses in his profile, and this is one of them. Big miss. Advertised as having "some of the most exciting mountain-climbing sequences ever filmed", the movie's real mountain climbing doesn't start till minute 94 (yes, I was checking). When it comes to mountains, I admit I've been raised on "Cliffhanger"-like experiences, but I enjoy the paranoia-driven 70s movies - I find them somewhat funny. But the heroes and villains here aren't funny; they're just plain farcical.

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