Austinn Says Hats On:
‘The 15:17 to Paris’: Attempted Murder on the Parisian Express (3/10)
Not good. It’s a cool idea to have the heroes who stopped a terrorist attack be the ones to retell the story, but in this case it just does not work. None of the dialogue seems natural, the story is bland until the last 20 minutes, and a lot of characters and themes are introduced and then never seen again. I expected much more from director Clint Eastwood. #actandreact #setinStone #Europeearly #atwistoffreight #notrainingrequired
Kelvin Says Hats On:
Recently saw “The 15:17 to Paris” – We Didn’t Train for This. Conclusion: 3/10. It’s been a bit of a mixed bag from Clint Eastwood of late. I didn’t think “American Sniper” worked particularly well, however, I thought “Sully” came together and bettered some of what failed in the former. This movie takes most of the bad elements from both of those movies and doubles down. Eastwood is fond of the everyman rising to the extraordinary type of tale, and on the surface, this story certainly fits that criteria. Like “American Sniper” however, “15:17” spends very little time introspecting about its characters. They’re simply presented at face value and that is as far as any character development goes. Unlike “American Sniper,” this movie did not have a charismatic performance to bring some life into what amounts to a movie with mostly uninteresting people. The performances in general are actually rather terrible. Eastwood cast the three men involved in the thwarted attack to play themselves in the movie. It does not work at all. Not for lack of effort, but they are not up to the task. Of course, they are only amateurs, so I don’t want to be too hard on them, but it was an interesting idea gone bad. Even the professional actors in the movie are plain awful. When a workable performance is nowhere to be found, there isn’t much space for the film to get off the ground. Indeed, “The 15:17 to Paris” can’t find much of a foundation anywhere, and given that, it’s unsurprisingly a bit of a mess. #OnlyIfEuropeForIt #WeWillAlwaysHaveParis #ClintLeastwood #RideHard #ActingWithTheStars
Adam Says Hats On:
This movie was not worth putting in the effort of writing my usual review. It was bad, sorry Clint, this way bad.