The 15:17 to Paris (review)

The 15:17 to Paris (review)
The 15:17 to Paris (review)
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How does a filmmaker depict an event that lasts only a few minutes, but reverberates with terrorist consequences? For director Clint Eastwood, he chose to go deep into the backstory of the 3 Americans who saved the day. For authenticity, he cast the actual trio as themselves, which is a cool concept, but resulted in somewhat wooden performances. To compound matters, the script is stunningly simplistic and the wanderings around Europe are crushingly dull. Considering what actually happened, the climactic event has little suspense or even a discernible timeline (there’s also no conclusion of what happened with the terrorist or the man who was seriously wounded). It’s admirable to salute the bravery of these young men, but this re-creation creaks with a one-dimensional approach that’s exacerbated by mediocre acting.


1.5 Stars (1.5 / 5)


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