“Eastwood's main achievement here lies in trusting his hunch that the young men could handle playing themselves onscreen, with an acceptable naturalness and without self-consciousness. This they do, without a false note.”~The Hollywood Reporter
Aroview: The true story of the three American soldiers who stopped the 2015 Thalys train attack, with director Clint Eastwood making the curious decision to cast the real-life heroes as themselves. It's a decision which pays off with authentic portrayals of the lives of these men, in particular the aspiring Pararescueman Spencer Stone, whose extraordinary bravery during the attack won him the French Legion of Honour. The message of American patriotism is not subversive, but it's well-intentioned and full of heart.