The 15:17 To Paris (12A)



Thriller (2018)
94mins US

Starring: Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone
Director: Clint Eastwood
Writer(s): Dorothy Blyskal
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone grow up together in Sacramento County, California, and attend the same high school. After graduation, Alek enlists with the Oregon Army National Guard and Spencer serves his country in the United States Air Force. During a break from active duty, the three friends embark on a sightseeing trip around Europe, including a train ride to Paris via Brussels. A 25-year-old Moroccan man called Ayoub El-Khazzani is also on board and is armed with an assault rifle.

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The 15:17 To Paris (12A)

In his last two pictures, American Sniper and Sully: Miracle On The Hudson, Oscar-winning humanist director Clint Eastwood brilliantly distilled acts of valour and self-sacrifice torn from newspaper headlines. The 15:17 To Paris, the dramatisation of a failed 2015 terrorist attack on board a train hurtling from Amsterdam to the French capital, which was thwarted by the quick-thinking of three American tourists, seems like a similarly snug fit. In a daring move designed to blur respectful reconstruction and Hollywood-glossed fiction, Eastwood casts the real-life heroes - Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone - in a chronologically fractured travelogue penned by first-time screenwriter Dorothy Blyskal...

The 15:17 To Paris. Copyright: 2017 Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow Pictures/RatPac-Dune Entertainment LLC. Caption: Anthony Sadler as Anthony, Alek Skarlatos as Alek and Spencer Stone as Spencer in The 15:17 To Paris, directed by Clint Eastwood. All Rights Reserved.This artistic gamble backfires spectacularly. The three lifelong friends exhibit almost no charisma through the lens and their monotone, staccato delivery of clunky, jarring dialogue robs Eastwood's film of spontaneity, naturalism or humour. Blyskal's script displays no ear for free-flowing, believable banter except for one throwaway scene when the friends publicly challenge a Berlin tour guide's commentary, arguing that the arrival of US troops was a deciding factor in Hitler's demise. The German host refutes these "alternative facts" and retorts testily: "You Americans can't take credit every time evil is defeated."

Alek (Bryce Gheisar) and Spencer (William Jennings) meet at elementary school in 1993, where their disruptive behaviour leads a beleaguered teacher (Irene White) to conclude they are textbook cases of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). "If you don't medicate them now, they'll just self-medicate later," the teacher barks at Alek and Spencer's mothers, Heidi (Jenna Fischer) and Joyce (Judy Greer). The boys befriend Anthony (Paul-Mikel Williams) in high school and, after graduation, Skarlatos enlists with the Oregon Army National Guard and is posted to Afghanistan while Stone serves his country in the United States Air Force. During a brief respite from active duty, the three friends (now playing themselves) reunite to backpack around Europe including a pit-stop in Paris. A 25-year-old Moroccan (Ray Corasani) boards the same train and emerges shirtless from one of the toilets, brandishing an assault rifle.

The 15:17 To Paris explodes sickeningly to life in that climactic showdown, shot with brio on handheld cameras, but the preceding 85 minutes are an interminable bore. Sadler, Skarlatos and Stone are poorly served by Blyskal's lamentable script, which fails to give us any insight to the men's personalities or the depth of their fraternal bond. The friends' European road trip lacks excitement and emotional crescendos except for one strobe-lit and booze-soaked boogie in an Amsterdam night club, replete with scantily clad girls performing gymnastic pole-dancing feats, that belongs to a different film entirely. Apart from a breathless final flourish, Eastwood's direction is plodding and lifeless. He is blinded by patriotic pride and for the first time in a long, illustrious career, he goes off the rails.

- Jo Planter

The 15:17 To Paris. Copyright: 2017 Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow Pictures/RatPac-Dune Entertainment LLC. Caption: Anthony Sadler as Anthony, Alek Skarlatos as Alek and Spencer Stone as Spencer in The 15:17 To Paris, directed by Clint Eastwood. All Rights Reserved.


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- Ballina, IMC Ballina
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- Ballymena, IMC Ballymena
- Banbridge, Banbridge Omniplex
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- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Batley, Showcase Leeds
- Belfast, Dundonald Omniplex
- Belfast, Kennedy Centre Belfast Omniplex
- Belfast, Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)
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- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
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- Blackpool, The Reel Picture
- Boldon Colliery, Cineworld Boldon Tyne And Wear
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bolton, The Light Cinema, Bolton
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Borehamwood, Reel Cinema Borehamwood
- Bracknell, Cineworld Bracknell
- Bradford, Odeon Leeds-Bradford
- Braintree, Cineworld Braintree
- Bridgnorth, Reel Cinema Bridgnorth
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- Bundoran, Eclipse Cinemas Bundoran
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- Burnley, Reel Cinema Burnley
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- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
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- Chichester, Cineworld Chichester
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- Cork, Cork Omniplex
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- Douglas, Cinemaworld Douglas
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- Dudley, Showcase Dudley
- Dundalk, Dundalk Omniplex
- Dundee, Cineworld Dundee
- Dunfermline, Odeon Dunfermline
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- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- East Didsbury, Cineworld Didsbury
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- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
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- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
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