The 15:17 to Paris

The 15:17 to Paris

By Clint Eastwood

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2018-02-09
  • Advisory Rating: 15
  • Runtime: 1h 33min
  • Director: Clint Eastwood
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: GBP 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 4.99
5.3/10
5.3
From 359 Ratings

Description

In the early evening of August 21, 2015, the world watched in stunned silence as the media reported a thwarted terrorist attack on Thalys train #9364 bound for Paris—an attempt prevented by three courageous young Americans traveling through Europe. “The 15:17 to Paris” follows the course of the friends’ lives, from the struggles of childhood through finding their footing in life, to the series of unlikely events leading up to the attack. Throughout the harrowing ordeal, their friendship never wavers, making it their greatest weapon and allowing them to save the lives of the more than 500 passengers on board. The heroic trio is comprised of Anthony Sadler, Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Spencer Stone, who play themselves in the film.

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Reviews

  • Waste of time

    1
    By MrDselenator
    It’s cool that the “actors” play themselves but that gimmick isn’t strong enough to keep you engaged for the whole film. Clint Eastwood’s directing here is awful compared to American Sniper and Sully
  • Dreadful

    1
    By Sid Bloggs
    In a word - dreadful!
  • 15:17

    5
    By Smtkev
    some americans go on a tour of Europe and end up in the middle of a terror plot (true story). I enjoyed this film which was filmed in a sympathetic style by Clint Eastwood. If your after a fast paced action movie then its not for you.
  • Dull

    1
    By Vend user
    Very long and very dull.....
  • Cold but fierce

    4
    By Jak Luke Sharp
    The 15:17 to Paris is yet another patriotic and unofficial entry into Eastwood’s Trilogy of real-life American superheroes (a phrase coined by the man himself) with American Sniper and Sully. Adopting the non-linear storytelling used previously in the likes of the two films mentioned above. Eastwood succeeds in bridging and threading the monumentally horrifying latter moments of the final act, with moments of the three characters lives running up to that frightful day. It takes its sweet time no-doubt, but the build-up of nonchalant atmosphere, of meaningless, harmless encounters, resulting in a trajectory with a fate that is immovable, is both distressing and mesmerising. Accentuating the feelings, relationship and outlook of said characters to a heightened level of encapsulation. But Eastwood takes a very, very bold choice in casting the three real-life heroes in their respective roles. A daring feat that many esteemed directors have missing from their resume. In one instance it works rather well, in another extremely, and I stress the word, extremely, showcases the atrocity that is the script, with dialogue feeling incredibly clunky and uninspiring, but what you end up with is a cathartic experience that sends tremors throughout your body. A notion of true peril, on a level of realism that hasn’t been touched quite like this before. The 15:17 to Paris is a tricky film to review, it grows on me at a rate that is exponential, I’d keep an eye on this one and this review in general. I have a small feeling it’ll be bumped up in the near future.
  • Rubbish!

    1
    By ThePMeenan
    2mins of good and fascinating story with bad acting ( original people playing themselves) but this is a documentary at best! Not a film. Eastwood tried... but a watch once film with a nice ending!

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