Parents' Guide to

On Wings of Eagles

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Reverent tribute to Olympic champ has some violence.

Movie PG-13 2023 108 minutes
Collage of a closeup of a bedraggled White man in front of an East Asian man in uniform, both above a backlit man running on railroad tracks. Behind are images of bomber planes, explosions, soldiers, and military vehicles.

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This movie treats its subject with a great deal of reverence, but it falls short of really showing viewers who Eric Liddell really was. On Wings of Eagles credits three writers and two directors, which might be why some of the events and characters are hard to follow or place in context. The acting and production quality are overall very good, but many viewers might feel like they're watching character types do pretty much what you'd expect them to do instead of helping us get to know them. Viewers who share Liddell's belief in the power of prayer may not mind the shortcomings and be able to appreciate Liddell's nearly flawless example of keeping the faith.

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