Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Eiger Sanction (1975)

Clint Eastwood Movie #6

Synopsis: Art-loving professional assassin is paid big bucks to climb a mountain and whack a Soviet agent... who was probably going to fall to his death, anyway.

Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “Clint Eastwood directs and stars in this action thriller about international intrigue that takes place on the Swiss Alps.”

What Did I Learn?: If a cute airline stewardess is super-nice to you, agrees to share a cab after the flight, and then goes to your place for drinks and casual sex, you might want to check your wallet the next morning.

Really?: Hmm... for a government agent and a self-professed karate black belt, Mr. Pope kinda sucks in hand-to-hand combat, doesn’t he?

Rating: The Eiger Sanction is tad predictable at times (my Dad instantly guessed the identity of the second villain), but it’s otherwise an interesting and quite watchable 1970s adventure film. 7/10 stars.


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