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September 16, 2011
Extremely well done. Worth the time to watch. Amazing story if you like human drama. Take the time to watch the 45 minute or so discussion of how the movie was put together with filming in Bulgria, Morroco, Etc.
May 07, 2011
Based on a true story. I felt that some of the time spent on the struggles these brave men faced, should have been spent in character development. Still a gripping, and worthwhile film.
January 29, 2011
This movie was so realistic. The acting was amazing. A must see!
January 27, 2011
OMG, this is the longest movie ever! I felt like I took the 4,000 mile walk with them and not in a good way. The freezing, the sweating, the thirst, the bug bites, the starving....the one-dimensional characters....definitely wait for it on dvd, but be forewarned that you will probably fall asleep. I am
January 25, 2011
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This arduous travelogue focuses on the macro (stunning, David Lean-like landscapes) and the micro (countless closeups of blistered flesh) to the virtual exclusion of compelling characters. Full Review
The Way Back, with its epic story and spectacularly bleak setting, invites comparisons with "Laurence of Arabia" and "Dr. Zhivago." It's awash in vast, unforgiving terrain. So it got the setting right, but not necessarily the substance. Full Review
The Way Back diligently catalogs the outrages through which extreme cold, hunger and thirst put the body, and Weir's camera finds the terrible beauty in his actors' chapped lips, windburned cheeks and tenderized feet. Full Review
Weir couldn't make a boring film if his life depended on it, and for any other director The Way Back would be laudable. It's good, but from this director we have come to expect great. Full Review
His (Weir) hardship drama is stolidly old-fashioned, more extreme travelogue than exercise in visceral horror. Full Review