The Way Back
The Way Back (2011)

Directed by six-time Academy Award (R) nominee Peter Weir, THE WAY BACK is an epic story of survival, solidarity and indomitable human will. Shot in Bulgaria, Morocco and India, the film stars Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe, The Other… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 21, 2011
DVD Release Date: April 22, 2011
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It isn't as emotionally involving as it should be, but this Peter Weir epic offers sweeping ambition and strong performances to go with its grand visual spectacle.

Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

The man-versus-the-natural world story is in Weir's wheelhouse, and Harris and Farrell get into a scene-stealing duel. Worth the trek.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

The abiding sensation, at the end, is one not of fulfillment but of exhaustion.

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Sean Axmaker

[Peter] Weir is marvelously attuned to the natural world but keeps the focus on the human story while acknowledging the power of the natural world, not hostile so much as inhospitable...

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Rafer Guzman

Weir has always loved atmospheric locales and group dynamics, and here he makes the most of both

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

This is an impressive production and technical feat, but through most of it, I kept thinking about how difficult the filming conditions must have been, and not about the lives of the men in front of me.

Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

A gorgeously mounted epic that for all its virtues feels maddeningly remote.

Eric D. Snider

Eventually the film itself is something of an endurance test, and not as rewarding as it hopes to be. But it's a worthy venture, earnest and well-produced and occasionally gripping.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

he long stretches between stations make The Way Back an arduous road.

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Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered

The Way Back is an inspiring story that is beautifully photographed and full of interesting and well acted characters.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
This film about escape and survival during WW2 is beautifully filmed and comes with an impressing cast. The problem is that it consists only of people walking.… More
Cynthia S.
Very well done. No special effects. No over the top action. Just a good story about desperation, and determination. A true story? Not sure, but inspiring just… More
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four stars
Jim Hunter
A group of refugees walk from Siberia to India. If only the beginning title cards didn't give away the end of the film, I might have thought it more… More
Alex roy
Peter Weir is a fine filmmaker and he has crafted some truly terrific films. His work is truly engaging. He always manages to assemble great casts that feature… More
Jameson Worley
Great film. Well done...