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THE 15:17 TO PARIS - Review
THE 15:17 TO PARIS
Release Date: February 9, 2018
Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler
Plot: Three life-long friends find themselves in the middle of a terrorist attack and must do something about it
Clint Says: Wait for the DVD
First of all let me acknowledge the fact that these men are true heroes. They deserve all of the accolades, awards, and praise that has been given to them. I would be humbled even to be in their presence. Their actions that day saved many lives.
They also deserve a film that is way better than this one. These guys are heroes, not actors. And this is a character-driven film. So, to have the real heroes have to play themselves in the movie is a huge disservice to them. They could have easily played supporting roles in the film and had a great experience. Unfortunately, they were given an impossible task.
The dialogue is stilted and amateur and the acting is painful to watch. Again, this is no slight on the guys, this should never have been allowed to happen in the first place. The editing is terrible, the story jumps around, there are moments that happen where we didn't get to see the events that lead up to them, and there are things that happen that are completely useless to the story.
The film does pick up and become interesting when they encounter the terrorist, but that is only 7 or 8 minutes out of the entire film. The rest is terrible.
I'm torn on this film though, because on one hand it isn't worth seeing at all, however, these guys are heroes and deserve to have their story told and make some money doing it. So, maybe buy a ticket for this movie, but skip it and do your own research. Better yet, go buy their book.