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Eye of the Needle

1981 - ENGLISH - MOVIE

RomanceThrillerWar

  • Jini Score
    72%
  • Critics Score
    71%
  • Rating
    7.1/10
  • Box Office
    $ 17 Million
  • Jini Score
    72%
  • Critics Score
    71%
  • Rating
    7.1/10
  • Box Office
    $ 17 Million
Eye of the Needle is a 1981 English-language Romance Thriller motion picture featuring Donald Sutherland, Kate Nelligan, Ian Bannen, Christopher Cazenove, Stephen Mackenna, Philip Martin Brown and Rita Tobin-weske. The movie is inspired from Eye of the Needle 1978 novel by Ken Follett. Kings Road Entertainment was the production house involved in the project along with executive producer(s) Stephen J. Friedman. The movie is directed by Richard Marquand. United Artists acquired the distribution rights for the film. Eye of the Needle was released on 24th July 1981 and takes a screen time of 112 minutes. The movie made a box office gross of $17 million. The screenplay for the movie was written by Stanley Mann. Cinematography was done by Alan Hume and editing by Sean Barton. The music was composed by Mikl S R Zsa.

Eye of the Needle Reviews and Ratings

Average Review Rating : 5.0/5

100%

Positive Review Rating : 53%

53%
  • Some people will find the movie slow going. I preferred to think of it as deliberate. It is effective, I think, to develop a plot like this at a deliberate pace, instead of rushing headlong through... ( Read More )
  • Star Burst Magazine

    For those who appreciate an exercise in classic Hollywood thriller filmmaking techniques, or twisted romantic entanglements, Eye of the Needle gets a solid recommendation from us. ( Read More )
  • Ion Cinema

    Wonderfully understated with strong performances, solid script, and phenomenal score, Eye of the Needle rivals earlier industry era espionage thrillers often featuring more labyrinthine plots and c... ( Read More )
  • In many ways, it feels like a classic British spy drama in the same vein as The 39 Steps. ( Read More )

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Awards for Eye of the Needle
  • Edgar Allan Poe Awards
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