February 15, 2018

Clint Eastwood’s new movie “The 15:17 to Paris” shows “the real America”

Ben DaviesRebel Host | Rebel Reel Reviews


Unlike the fictional anti-American movies nominated for Oscars this year, Clint Eastwood's new film tells a true story about the real United States, the one I grew up in.

The 15:17 to Paris tells the true story of three heroes (played by themselves) who thwarted a terrorist attack on a train in Europe.

First off, this movie looks great. The 15-minute train attack sequence alone should win an award.

However, The 15:17... does drag a little: They could have cut at least 30 minutes from its two-hour running time.

That said, the movie is unapologetically patriotic and puts the heroes' Christian faith front and center. Watch my review (SPOILER ALERT) to see what I think about it over all.

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commented 2018-02-18 13:38:17 -0500
I remember when this happened. It’s great that a movie was made of it. Even better that it was Clint Eastwood who made it.
commented 2018-02-16 14:14:57 -0500
Timeline and Synopsis:

00:00 – 00:15: Casually-dressed soldiers board a train
00:15 – 00:30: Train Scenery.
00:30 – 01:30: Background story on terrorist. Shots include mosques, imams, kneeling, and the Arabic language
01:30 – 01:35: Terrorist boards train
01:35 – 01:40: Train Scenery. Cut to soldiers having fun. Cut to terrorist scheming.
01:40 – 01:41: Terrorist pulls out gun.
01:41 – 01:56: Slow motion of soldier running through train cars to tackle terrorist.
01:56 – 01:57: Loud applause from other train riders.
01:57 – 02:00: Cut to American Flag.
02:00: roll credits.
commented 2018-02-16 12:32:01 -0500
I shared the content of this link:
http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2009/02/16/another-look-at-the-25-best-conservative-movies/
to some friends and when they asked me to explain why they were considered conservative movies…I couldn’t. How embarrassing is that.
I had to admit that I relied on conservative film critics – Ben Davies – to tell me what is conservative or not and the breakdown the critic delivers is the explanation.
The Breitbart list complicates and enlightens.
Granted ’they’re just actors’ and ’they’re only movies’, so their opinions shouldn’t count any more than anyone else’s – just because of their ‘fame’. The fact is the medium of film is a very powerful and effective teaching tool – which is mostly used today for Marxist propaganda! The other fact is very many people are influenced by film – so for us conservatives that need it explained to us…a conservative film critic – as rare as conservatives in Hollywood today – have a very important role to play.
Thanks Ben.

I wonder how much Amazon.ca is going to charge me for shipping “The 15:17 to Paris”
commented 2018-02-16 09:31:30 -0500
turdo would never let a movie be produced like this on Canadian soil.
How about a real Canadian hero.
The Sgt. at arms killed a terrorist that stormed the parliament building. Yep he lay on floor reached around the column and shot the bastard dead. I am sorry I dont remember this brave mans name.
Thank you for your service.
commented 2018-02-16 06:40:32 -0500
Eastwood directs some of the best movies ever produced. I will make every attempt to see it.

I can see the Leftist Snowflakes all over North America whining, sniveling and complaining about the movie’s content and that alone is pure entertainment.

Thanks for the review.
commented 2018-02-16 01:59:59 -0500
James box office money is not a measure of a good movie all the time. Blair Witch made how much and it was the dumbest movie ever made.
commented 2018-02-16 01:58:55 -0500
James 3 billboards bombed.
commented 2018-02-16 01:56:57 -0500
James it bombed already? You are an idiot. And of course jealous about REAL MEN acting with courage.
commented 2018-02-15 18:42:10 -0500
Real American hero’s . So good to see that kind of courage. We could use a little bit of that in Canada.
If you are religious or patriotic or even stand up for yourself, you are considered a racist, nazi, Islamophobe in Canada.
commented 2018-02-15 18:06:32 -0500
Ben, I will see it even though as you point out, it’s probably 30 minutes too long.
commented 2018-02-15 17:50:07 -0500
BEN , I’AM catching the train to Paris