The 15:17 to Paris – recommendation and review (spoiler-free)

The 15:17 to Paris  – 2018

The 15:17 to Paris
The 15:17 to Paris

From Clint Eastwood comes “The 15:17 to Paris,” which tells the real-life story of three men whose brave act turned them into heroes during a high-speed railway ride. 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. (Adapted from Google synopsis).


IMDb: 5.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 23%

Metacritic: 45%

Bechdel test: fail

notacatblog: 6.7/10

Conclusion – Personal thoughts and recommendations

Okay, this film did get A LOT of backlash. It was literally deemed “Eastwood’s worst film ever.” But, I actually quite enjoyed this movie. The ideas behind it, I thought, were very impressive how all the little things align perfectly for this one event. Especially since this actually happened. I don’t know, I think people are being too harsh just because the film had Eastwood’s name behind. I recommend giving it a go, I enjoyed it.

I would recommend this film to anyone interested in seeing a film that differs from others but can handle a bit of violence, especially those who can sit still and listen to the story for an hour and a half (or however long this film goes for).

To conclude, a good thing to keep in mind is that this film is quite violent towards end as it does contain a reenactment of a shoot so it is important to be advised of that.

If you choose to see it, enjoy! And comment your opinion on the film in the comments!

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