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15:17 TO PARIS [REVIEW]



Film: 15:17 To Paris

Starring: Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos

Director: Clint Eastwood

Rating: 4X's out of 5X's

What makes this film so special isn't only the fact that it's a true story about heroism, but the fact that it stars the actual heroes the film is based on. Director Clint Eastwood hand picks the American soldiers who risked their lives in order to save others during an unexpected terrorist attack on a train headed to Paris.


Based on the autobiography The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train and Three American soldiers by #jeffereyEStern, we couldn't imagine such a story being told in any other fashion. I went into this film knowing as little as possible but what I walked out with was an emotional trip and thinking to myself WOW, that really happened. It wasn't until writing this review that I found out the men acting as heroes in this film were the actual men who were the heroes in real life! Don't allow the trailer to deceive you though. It merely uses it's plot to reel you into seats, but what you will get is a somewhat lengthy coming of age journey written within a bio pic, mixed with lessons about brotherhood, destiny and faith amongst three young men (#SpencerStone, #AnthonySadler, #AlekSkarlatos) who knew since they were kids, that they were always meant for something more. Beyond that the film plays very slowly with acting that is a little impressive considering the main characters are not professional actors. They play well with their supporting cast and show focus on screen. By the end you will care about the main characters and may possibly shed a sweet tear or two. Another job well done Mr. Eastwood.



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