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Based on 19 Reviews
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  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    A sweet, unabashedly sentimental tale. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Affecting, even touching, provided you can put up with its sclerotic pace. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Charming is such an overused, film critic-y designation, but The Way Home is that, and more. show more

  • 88
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Life-affirming story of love, kinship and sacrifice. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Director Lee has a true cinematic knack, but it's also nice to see a movie with its heart so thoroughly, unabashedly on its sleeve. show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    If you ever doubted the power and scope of silent film, watch The Way Home. The narrative arc is as broad as any chattering feature, the emotional depth is greater than most, and it's all achieved with virtually no dialogue. show more

  • 63
    Marta Barber Miami Herald

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

  • 63
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    The film is worth watching if only for Kim, who before this had never seen a movie, let alone acted in one. show more

  • 60
    Film Threat

    It’s not hard to see why The Way Home has become such a hit in its native South Korea. The story is a plaintive moral tale, adding the requisite doses of humour and sentimentality where it’s required. show more

  • 50
    Steve Davis Austin Chronicle

    There’s also something to be said for wanting a little bit more. show more

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