The 15:17 to Paris

2018 • 93 minutes
227 reviews
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About this movie

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.

Ratings and reviews

227 reviews
Steven Ross
July 28, 2018
This is primarily a DOCUMENTARY (with mild dramatization) by Clint Eastwood and key participants about an action that was taken. It focuses on 3 friends who did the most obviously dangerous thing and were successful, but also shows the actions of other brave men. The action is all at the end, the majority of the movie is about their childhood and why they are friends. This is more accurate than any other "based on a true story" movie I've seen, and it's clear serious effort was made to obtain that accuracy. If you're coming and looking for a classic Clint Eastwood action movie, you're going to be disappointed. If you're looking to understand why men have courage, you won't be disappointed.
Adam Rivard
May 28, 2018
Saw it in theater and regretted it. I loved Clint Eastwood but this film is a mess. Guns, army, America and God... I don't care for any of that. The "actors" are stiff and poorly directed. The scenes are slow and build to an intense but extremely short scene. I really tried to get into it but it's obviously a failed experiment.
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jay rose
February 24, 2020
The Worst movie i seen doesnt have any action and its starts really boring and gets worse. It should off been a low budget film. It doesn't get straight to the point. What a waste of money