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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New2Columbia2016
Oct 07, 2020

While this movie is not Clint Eastwood's best, it is the telling of a great story of character, honor and heroism. If you are patient as you watch, your time will be rewarded in the end.

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amanoletters99
Feb 18, 2020

The entire film is backstory, why bother??

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firefly5
Dec 29, 2019

I think the wrong disk was in this folder. Starts out with children in an elementary school. Totally boring.

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KennethSmith
Nov 14, 2019

The 2nd sentence of this movie features an ethnic slur.
The 2nd scene informs us that concerned and insightful teachers are a BAD thing.
Then there is the plug for that overpriced American running shoe manufacturer notorious for its egregious labour practices in the Far East.
Way too Republican for this Canuck.

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Wolfie15
Nov 07, 2019

I thought it was interesting that the characters were played by the real life people. But overall, I'm disappointed. If you were looking for a short review and that's all you wanted to know, then stop reading. If you are wanting a summary of why I'm giving it two and a half stars, here you go:

The dialogue was stiff, mostly because the main characters are not trained in acting (which is understandable), but most everyone else was, too. The dialogue itself was unnatural. What teacher says, "Your kid probably suffers from ADD, but that's nothing pills can't fix. Btw, it can't be anything besides ADD, because what kid in their right mind would not pay attention in class and look out a window all day? And I have to be right about the ADD, because I'm his teacher and I'm smarter than you (his mother)."

The transitions between scenes were confusing, as well. At one point, two of the three friends were traveling through Europe and were visiting Italy. Then they're going on a bicycle tour of Berlin. Then it cuts to the next scene where the third friend has joined them at a club in Amsterdam. 1) How did you travel 1,600 miles between those scenes without any transition? 2) Where did the third guy come from? We hadn't seen him since a few scenes before when he was in Germany. When did he get there?

Also, I know it's from a man's perspective, but the 1st-person camera shot looking up the girl's skirt as she climbed the stairs ... was that entirely necessary?

There were a lot of plot points that seemed to come up briefly, then they would never be expanded upon ... like the one guy who went to Germany. Apparently, his great-grandfather was stationed there in WWII and had gone to their certain bar. The guy goes to the bar and sits where his great-grandfather sat. This was only mentioned briefly in the movie. That would be cool enough to make at least one more scene out of it. He also went to Germany to see his female friend. She only appears in two scenes.

One more thing ... this movie is about an attempted terrorist attack on a train. The actual event took up five of the 96 minutes in the movie. Did we really need to see so much about their childhood? How they got bullied by students and teachers at their religious school? Couldn't we have expanded on the terrorist's life? Why did he do it? What happened to him afterward? What happened after the three heroes got their medals? Where did their lives go from there? There was no text at the end of the movie explaining what became of all of them.

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LetsTalkCandidly
Oct 16, 2019

Sounds like commenter Nidus has a political axe to grind. Excellent movie from one of the greatest Directors of the last 60 years.

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SAPL454
Oct 01, 2019

MRI

PERF

You can always discern a Clint Eastwood production: the fabulous directing, the quiet, subtle music and the adventurous story line.

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PG.13

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t3star
Sep 01, 2019

this movie is pretty slow, fortunately only 90 minutes long. i was going to give it only 2 stars, but the beat down scene is pretty exciting

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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

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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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