Video - Film of the Week: The Eagle

CHANNING Tatum and former Billy Elliot star Jamie Bell team up in The Eagle, the tale of the pair’s quest to recover the lost emblem of a Roman legion.

Film: The Eagle

Rating: 12A

Duration: 114 mins

Genre: Action

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Starring: Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland, Tahar Rahim, Mark Strong, Denis O’Hare

Director: Kevin Macdonald

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Released: March 25

In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth.

Accompanied only by his British slave Esca (Bell), Marcus sets out across Hadrian’s Wall into the uncharted highlands of Caledonia - to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father’s memory, and retrieve the lost legion’s golden emblem, the Eagle of the Ninth.

Rating: 7.5/10

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