The 15:17 to Paris

The 15:17 to Paris

DVD - 2018
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Three Americans discover a terrorist plot aboard a train while in France.

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msann62
Apr 10, 2019

I liked this movie and I liked that the real heroes played themselves. It didn't matter if they weren't real actors. The concept was to show and tell how these brave young men risked their lives to save a train full of people in France.

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yesbyedith
Mar 16, 2019

Slow

VaughanPLDavidB Jan 02, 2019

Director Clint Eastwood tried to lend greater authenticity to this film by casting the actual protagonists to portray themselves. Ironically, because the three young men were trying to re-create the events of their vacation and the incident on the train, the whole thing comes off as staged and stilted and completely inauthentic. As sincere as they are, they aren't actors, and it showed. Eastwood might have mitigated this somewhat with faster pacing, but the long, slow, plodding lead-up to the climactic incident on the train made the movie little more than a rather dull travelogue of Europe.

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reginator_22
Dec 31, 2018

The good: Seeing all the locales in Europe, and Sacramento Ca, makes a cameo too! The heroic fight at the end. The bad: Pretty much the whole movie. Casting the real guys to play themselves was a bad gamble. They're not actors, and it shows.

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SeattlePioneer
Dec 26, 2018

The movies details three losers who join the military and happen to have a good day entirely by accident.

One guy foolishly attacks a terrorist who is holding an AK47 on him, and he would have been dead had the rifle not jammed.

Well, that's how heroes are made, I suppose.

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Jace_Taylor
Dec 19, 2018

Fast forwarded through entire sections as I was bored of watching the filler (70% of the movie) felt like they had a great story but needed like an hour more to make a movie so they just added childhood and military training.

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normandale
Nov 19, 2018

I am disappointed in the comments that folks have made about this film.
Where are all the accolades that these three young American hero’s deserve?
This isn’t a film designed for entertainment purposes. It’s a story that in the end gives you faith in humanity and makes you proud to be an American.
Kudos to Clint Eastwood for providing this platform of recognition for these men. His purpose was not about the money, i.e. blockbuster.
Sadly, it seems this fact has been lost by many viewers.

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nidus
Oct 14, 2018

Let me just quote part of an IMDB comment: 'I don't want to disparage these guys in any way, but this movie was just awful. If this is the kind of thing that Clint is doing is his advanced years, he needs to retire."

A few years ago I ran across a couple of movies from the library that were fake -- they were religious propaganda, indicating that some born-again nut was involved in acquiring new movies for the library. I thought this was one of them and quit watching it early. Turns out it was a real movie, just not a popular one.

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Munkapunk
Oct 02, 2018

Clint Eastwood did an excellent job and the decsion to use the actual people from the events as the actors is brilliant. It brings a whole new appreciation of what happened and how they reacted to it.
Well done!!

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lakeland53
Sep 24, 2018

OK, the characters in the film are the people in real life. They aren't trained actors, but I thought Clint Eastwood presented the story in a very good light. The characters moved along in such a way that an even ordinary day was interesting. It was a low key film, not a lot of action, and it takes a good director to do that well. But Clint Eastwood has been directing for years. Long live the real heroes of our world.

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reginator_22
Dec 31, 2018

Anthony: Hey, man, will you take a candid of me real quick?

Specialist Alek Skarlatos: You know its not a candid if you ask me to take it, right?

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jimg2000
Aug 08, 2018

Can't be sure on accuracy of the translation of Hollande's speech during the French ceremony:

One need only know that Ayoub El Khazzani was in possession of 300 rounds of ammunition and firearms to understand what we narrowly avoided, a tragedy, a massacre...You risked your lives to defend an idea, an idea of liberty, of freedom... Since Friday, the entire world admires your courage, your sangfroid, your spirit of solidarity. This is what allowed you to, with bare hands — your bare hands — to subdue an armed man. This must be an example for all and a source of inspiration... Faced with the evil of terrorism, there is a good, that of humanity. You are the incarnation of that.

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jimg2000
Aug 08, 2018

These medications will help them focus, and it would be easier for the boys... If you don't medicate them now, they'll just self-medicate later.
-Do you think this is a good solution? Throwing pills at a problem? Then let's go.
You know, boys of single moms, it's just statistics. But statistically, they are more likely to develop problems.
-My God is bigger than your statistics, so I don't really care what you have to say anymore.
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He was talking about how life is catapulting him towards something, like some greater purpose or something like that.
- Spencer said that?

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reginator_22
Dec 31, 2018

Violence: Bloody images and violence.

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