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Downton Abbey on skis: Eddie the Eagle reviewed

Cheerful cliches, cheap laughs and novelty jumpers: I can’t remember a more enjoyable afternoon at the cinema

2 April 2016

9:00 AM

2 April 2016

9:00 AM

Eddie the Eagle

PG, Nationwide

I once forced some pals on a skiing holiday to spend an afternoon off the slopes watching Chalet Girl. Suffice it to say, I have a high tolerance for lowbrow ski films. So if saccharine tales about plucky Alpine underdogs really aren’t your thing you might want to give my views a miss — as you might Eddie the Eagle, a biopic so drenched in cheerful clichés about the British class system, the power of perseverance and cheap slapstick laughs, it is a kind of Downton Abbey on skis.

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