The Way Back Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 2760

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 65

Theatrical Release Date: 01/21/2011

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 04/19/2011

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Peter Weir

Actors: Saoirse Ronan, Mark Strong, Colin Farrell, Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Gustaf Skarsgård

Plot: Follows a soldier who escapes from a Siberian gulag only to face an incredible journey to freedom. -- Chris Kavan

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Matthew Brady - wrote on 10/21/2013

The movie that has people walking and sitting down, doing nothing.

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worleyjamers - wrote on 06/30/2013

Great film. Well done. One of the most underrated films of 2010.

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patjohnson76 - wrote on 05/21/2011

A good and respectful effort put in here by everyone involved. The cast is strong, the direction top-notch, and a gripping story. The downsides are that it's a little on the long side and there are parts where things definitely drag. Perfect for WWII buffs and fans of Peter Weir, but I'll admit there were times I was looking at the clock wondering how much time was left.

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Laufen und laufen und laufen - wrote on 04/17/2016

Nicht jede ungewöhnliche Geschichte gibt zwangläufig einen grossen Film her. Peter Weirs The Way Back wurde inspiriert von einem 8000 Kilometer langen Fussmarsch nach dem Ausbruch aus einem sibirischen Gefängnis bis ins freie Indien. Auf ihrem Weg können die Sträflinge jederzeit enttarnt werden und getötet. Sie können Kopfgeldjägern in die Hände fallen, an der unbarmherzigen Sonne oder am Durst sterben. Keiner von ihnen besitzt mehr als das, was er am Leib trägt. Wir wissen durch die Angabe gleich am Anfang des Films, dass ein paar von ihnen Indien erreichen werden - einfach nur, indem sie vorwärts laufen und laufen und laufen. Genau hier liegt die Schwäche von Weirs Film, denn durch den langen Marsch mangelt es dem Film an einer Spannungskurve. Er zeigt zuviel des Guten und …

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The Way Back Is an Amazing Journey...

The Eye - wrote on 06/27/2011

The Way Back Is an Amazing Journey for the Viewer to Take as It is Relived on Film by Those Who Lived it.

And, simply put, it's one of the best movies I've ever seen.

The film is a tribute to the strength of the human spirit and the amazing ability of a person to forgive and refuse to give in to overwhelming odds and devastating circumstances.

It shows human beings in their best form, especially in worst and most dire conditions and in spite of the hardship, anguish and despair in which circumstances have placed them.

I'm so glad I stumbled onto the trailer of the movie and watched it because, even though trailers can sometimes mislead the viewer, I could see by the sense and the feel of it, this movie was something very special and unique.

And it has all the superlatives: …

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