The Way Home (Jibeuro)
The Way Home (Jibeuro) (2002)

Seven-year-old Sang-woo is left with his grandmother in a remote village while his mother looks for work. Born and raised in the city, Sang-woo quickly comes into conflict with his old-fashioned grandmother and his new rural surroundings.… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 6, 2003
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A simple story told with much warmth and compassion.

Janice Page
Boston Globe

Thanks to confident filmmaking and a pair of fascinating performances, the way to that destination is a really special walk in the woods.

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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The film is meant to be simple and charming. Unfortunately, it's simple and boring.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

"The Way Home" is a commercial film that offers no cultural exchange, yet the silent performance of Eul-boon Kim enforces a visual storytelling style and both of these elements are strong even though "The Way Home" ultimately disappoints.

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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News

Eul-Boon Kim's soulful portrayal of the illiterate, deaf-mute grandmother illuminates the dignity of her demeanor and the sad resignation in her eyes.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

manipulative tear jerking moments are far too familiar

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Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A sentimental hybrid that could benefit from the spice of specificity.

Marta Barber
Miami Herald

The film has good actors and enough quirky moments to keep it interesting.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

The simplicity of The Way Home has few equals this side of Aesop

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Both heartbreaking and heartwarming...just a simple fable done in an artless sytle, but it's tremendously moving.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
This is a really nice movie, but the little boy in this was so obnoxious, I was waiting for grandma too wack him with her walking stick...yet she never did. I… More
Jojo Shek
So much conflicts. So much contrast. A movie that will change a person. A must watch!
Lady D'arbanville
A heart warming story, but very drawn out. Because of the Grandmother being mute and most of the dialogue coming from the Grandson, this almost comes across… More
Luke Baldock
A sweet and gentle film. The little kid is an absolute prick and you want to slap him, but of course it makes the journey of each character even better.… More