The Way Back Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 7496

Average Rating: 2.7/4

# of Ratings: 10

Theatrical Release Date: 03/06/2020

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 05/19/2020

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Sport

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Gavin O'Connor

Actors: Ben Affleck, Janina Gavankar, Da'Vinchi, Hayes MacArthur, Rachael Carpani, T.K. Carter

Plot: A former High School standout, Jack Cunningham's life has not turned out as he wanted, as her turns to alcoholism. But he has a chance at redemption when his alma mater offers him a coaching job and, as the team begins winning, it gives him a chance to face his demons. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
2/4

Indyfreak - wrote on 09/09/2020

A former high school athlete (Affleck) is given a chance to redeem himself by coaching a basketball team. He is suffering from alcoholism and is haunted by a past traumatic event. He rankles the school administrators with his attitude and the players with his unorthodox methods. You can pretty much guess how this movie is gonna go, can't you? So could I. Ben Affleck is doing a really good job, I'll give him that. One may almost see it has him fighting off his past mistakes since he divorced Jennifer Garner. But maybe I'm putting too much effort into the "symbolism" in the script.

Rating of
2.5/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 05/14/2020

I don't have anything against "The Way Back" for being a maudlin and conventional sports comeback story, but because it's so reluctant to take any risks or stray from its commonly walked narrative path, it's hard to really care that much about it.

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Rating of
3/4

Ben Affleck acts superbly

ikkegoemikke - wrote on 06/03/2020



I’m surprised you could keep him out of the bar
long enough to hold practice.

There are lots of similar sports movies like “The Way Back“. Moralistic stories about how a trainer manages to bring a floundering team to unprecedented heights. Preferably, the team consists of a few foul-mouthed hotheads who want to impress the others by acting tough. Usually, they have a talent for the sport they practice, but lack of discipline makes them miss constancy. To the annoyance of the appointed coach at that moment. Of course, they are allergic to any type of authoritarian behavior. Until the new coach comes up. Preferably an old sports star who can look back on a successful sports career and who comes to the rescue by using clever pedagogical techniques. First of all, he gives each …

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