GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - The real story, told by the real heroes who lived it. Here's Tim Lammers' review of The 15:17 to Paris.

“The 15:17 to Paris” (PG-13) 3 1/2 stars (out of 4); Kid Quotient: None

If you go to director Clint Eastwood’s compelling new true-life drama “The 15:17 to Paris” to focus on the acting, you’re missing the point. Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler are not professional actors, they’re re-enactors of the biggest story of their lives. They were brought aboard the film by Eastwood to give its audience the only true perspective of what went into the trio of lifelong friends’ daring move to take down an ISIS terrorist armed with rifles and 300 rounds of ammunition to kill as many innocent people as possible on a passenger train bound for Paris in August 2015. Even if Eastwood would have cast the best actors in the business to play Stone, Skarlatos and Sadler, “The 15:17 to Paris” wouldn’t have had nearly as much impact.

Read Tim's full review at DirectConversations.com.