Based on 238 votes and 84 reviews
I loved the depiction of heroic American manhood! I took my fourteen-year-old sons and my sixteen-year-old daughter, and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves—though my sons say I “blubbered” too much at the touching scenes.
excellent...strong message....heroes playing themselves - neat concept.....well done clint
I had no idea what this movie was about or that the actors played themselves in the movie. Not to take away from there heroism but the movie itself was one of the most boring movies I have ever seen except for the last 10 minutes. I leaned over to my husband during the movie and said the acting in this is awful not knowing they were they actual heros playing themselves until the movie was over. I was surprised this was a Clint Eastwood movie. Painfully bad acting and extremely slow moving! But definitely Heros and should get credit for saving lives!!!! This would have made a better 1/2 hour documentary in my opinion!
the appeal of this movie it truly is an 'every man's movie'. These guys were not super heroes, special ops, they were just doing the right thing at the right time. Note: they got especially lucky as you'll see in them movie. Fortune favored the brave yet, knowing they did not know how things would play out, truly made this movie a worthwhile watch.
Excellent very inspiring. Strong message. What man labelled as failures God used as heroes. These real life heroes did a great acting job.
Excellent very inspiring. Strong message. What man labelled as failures God used as heroes. These real life heroes did a great acting job. Clint Eastwood ????????
The movie was good and for people are complaining about it then u should not watched it then and for real heroes maybe they don’t want anyone knowing who they are that’s why have actors Clint Eastwood good job
Those three guys are heros! And the acting was really good And the scenery was terrific Thank you Mr Eastwood!!
A real story about real heroes. Not the Hollywood fantasy nonsense.
Very disappointing! I could accept the real heros being themselves but there is no excuse for the rest of the actors being so terrible at acting. Makes me wonder if Clint Eastwood chose terrible actors to help down play the fact that the heros are such bad actors.
It's nice to see a show that celebrates heroes rather than worship actors.
This movie is a great true story of long lasting friendship and commitment that culminates with astonishing results. A very good message to encourage young people in pursuing who they were called to be. Kudos to Clint Eastwood for highlighting these courageous young American heroes.
Real heroes don't wear or need capes.
Terrific display of true American hero's ...
No story...bad acting by amateurs.
Great movie! So glad I had the chance to see it in theaters. The real life guys did a fantastic job and it was so cool too see what exactly happened on the train and how it went down. Also enjoyed the back story.
I especially like the use of the actual three guys to play the parts of the three Americans who foiled this train terrorist. They did a decent job of acting as well.
Great movie! It was refreshing to see a movie with real life heroes playing themselves. Personally, I prefer to see the real deal than to watch Hollywood actors who might overact!
One of the most boring movies I have ever seen. The inexperience of the actors is glaringly apparent. Shame on Eastwood for making a full length movie out of this story and advertising the use of these brave young men as a ploy to lure potential viewers.
It was an enjoyable movie to watch. I see ratings that it was boring, but for my husband and I, we were entertained knowing that this movie had real people who experienced this this attack on a train. The young men did a great job and the camera shots felt like it was happening in front of our eyes. Well done Mr. Eastwood.
Great movie I’m going to see it again it’s really cool having some real heroes act instead of some phony Hollywood actors act like hero’s. The people that gave uit a one star must be starving actors.
Whole movie is boring filler that leads up to a few minutes of action at the end. A failed attempt at making a full length film about an event that happened within a few minutes.
Nothing happens. 1 1/2 hour movie for 3 minutes of suspense with bad acting
wish there were MORE movies with a real message! Perhaps: 'God is NOT Dead' David AR White and Sorbo . and 'Couples' with Kirk Cameron
Kudos to Clint Eastwood for trying to use the real guys, but even he can't get a real life hero to be convincing on screen. Please, hire the professionals for the job. And the plot? So thin it's anorexic. You obviously can't take a two minute event and turn it into a 2 hour movie. At a time when America desperately needs heros, I get the effort put into this film. It just doesn't work.
Very boring movie! Was all about their growing up years. I left half way through. Do not waste your money. Do not understand all these positive reviews.
Excellent portrayal of the event and involvement of the three characters developing from young adults to career adulthood defined their reaction to the situation that occurred, snap reaction.
An excellent portrayal of ordinary people going about their routine lives until called on to do and to be something extraordinary. By taking the time to build the background of the American's and show the little decisions made over days and years Clint Eastwood helps us to appreciate the miracle that these men were on the 15:17 to Paris on that specific day.
It was a remarkable story. I liked that the 3 actors played themselves --they were authentic and did a better job of playing themselves (as Clint encouraged them to be), rather than using professional actors. And glad to see that the French acknowledged and honored them so highly. How fortunate these brave Americans were on that train.
Thought this movie would be better than what it was. Very slow moving and boring until the end. Eastwood usually comes up with good movies, but this one is dissapointing.
Better then I was expecting. It would be interesting to know if the three friends really were such putz's before they were put in harm's way. I went to military school, 55 years ago for the last three years of high school. While I considered myself socially awkward these guys were in a class by themselves. Even in the early 70's the French Police carried submachine guns when patrolling train stations. NOT something that you saw in the USA at that time. Note I haven't been in a Major Metropolitan area for at least 15 years so don't know if submachine guns are now the norm for police in the USA.
This would have made a better documentary
This story needed to be told since the media didn't make much of it. There are many American heroes that we don't hear about. It's not about the acting. It is about true heroism.
Outstanding move on Clint, my Man is on it again... all about the roots of our Country... so I’m sure 99% of Hollywood and related will call it a failure.. Clint, Courage, Prayer/ faith and American boys... standing up for the call! Richard America, Hispanic decent
Too Much "Filler" and irrelevant material.
Very good acting by the people who went thru the trauma of terriosiom. Emotional, tho a short event you are gripped by “shorts” placed earlier as “teasers” ,and enjoying young men growing up. Loved it tho “Drained” buy the “fighting” scenes.
this is an excellent movie. it shows how everyday normal young men can become a hero. it showed you don't know whats in your future. you have to see it, there is never a boring moment, typical young guys growing up and trying to find their way in life. one of Clint Eastwoods best
This is more than a mere action movie based on true-life events. It is the true story of three young American men who made a lot of mistakes in their youth and how these mistakes shaped their future actions, transforming them into heroes. While most of the movie is about their early years, the content is critical to understanding the actions at the end of the movie. The movie highlights how potential tragedies happen in the "blink of an eye" and how the actions people involved take can influence the outcome. It is well worth seeing. If you feel that your decisions have screwed up your life for good, go see this movie.
This is by far one of the worst movies I have seen for a very long time. I was shocked that Clint Eastwood directed it.. He's usually so on the money with blockbuster hits. This is definitely not one of them. It was slow starting..... dragged on through the whole movie except the part that we all came to see... The actual take down of the terrorist and that lasted all of maybe 15 minutes. What a disapointment!. Don't waste your money on this one...I did.
The trailer is the majority of action for the movie. Very slow in developing the story. Wait for this movie to come on CD.
Terrible movie; I typically love movies done by Clint Eastwood, but this one sucks. I didn't realize at first that they were using the actual guys that were involved instead of actors. So.....that explains the terrible acting. These guys were heroes and they should celebrated for that but the movie really drags. 95% of the movie is these guys growing up and 5% is what happened on the train. Don't bother seeing this one until it comes out on video.
When it's a Clint Eastwood movie, you know it's going to be good. Look for a lot of Academy nods on this one.
This is an interesting story about three lads in their school days; how they come together to be on that 5:17 train to Paris. Naturally the Real life drama is not till the end. You must put your mind into learning their background leading up to the heroes they were, especially Spencer. If you like true life movie as I do, to educate and to inspire, this is a movie for you. If you just want to be entertained it's not for you.
I enjoyed this movie because the actors were the real men that prevented the terrorist from succeeding. Yes, it was slow at some points but it kept my interest because of the fact that these were the actual guys and not professional actors hamming it up, like most of them do.
Terrible movie...the guys aren't actors, so don't put them in a movie and waste my money. So painful to watch them try to act. If you want to to tell a story with the real people involved, call it a documentary. Not a movie.
Terrible acting. Was like they made it up as they went
This movie is a biography, which is the story of a real person's life written by someone other than that person. This explains why the movie goes back to their childhood and why Mr. Eastwood is telling this amazing, inspiring and heroic story about these brave men who put the safety of many others before their own. The best thing about the movie is that it went back to their childhoods, showing how they came to be friends and heros together by coincidence. I enjoyed the ordinaryness of the flow of the movie and that Mr. Eastwood let them play themselves. They pulled it off. Their performances were authenic in the roles. From what I have read elsewhere, the movie is accurate except for a few minor instances. Mr. Eastwood, thank you for taking this chance. As a moviegoer, the movie and the experience of seeing people play themselves both were interesting. Below on February 10th I wrote that I plan on seeing this movie. I saw it two days later.
This movie was great. Anyone only interested in the action of the heroic event may be disappointed. A good portion of the movie is spent on showing you how each young man grew up and the things that have influenced them and shaped them into the men they where at the time of their bravery on that train. Heroes come from all different backgrounds and ethnicities. You ever wondered, "what makes a hero a hero?" They are all around us doing heroic things all the time. Some just bigger than others.