The Way Back

Their escape was just the beginning


The Way Back
Inspired by a book describing the events (and which perhaps never actually happened), this film takes 'road trip' movies to the extreme. A group of prisoners in a Russian gulag in Mongolia decide to escape and walk to freedom... all the way out of freezing Mongolia, across the Gobi desert and into India. They have assorted adventures and problems along the way, including letting a 14-year-old girl tag along.

131 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 10 (Language, Violence).
Adventure, Drama, On the art circuit

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It
It's snow fun.

Credits

Cast
Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Saoirse Ronan, Colin Farrell
Director
Peter Weir
ScreenplayKeith R. Clarke, Peter Weir, from the novel by Slavomir Rawicz
MusicBurkheard von Dallwitz
CinematographyRussell Boyd
EditingLee Smith
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2010
Produced byNational Geographic Films, On the Road, Point Blank Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageSome
NudityBrief
SexNone
ViolenceMild
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsInspirational story. Somewhat gruelling at times (man against the elements) so parental oversight recommended.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Associated Press quote iconA film of searing moral power
15
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconNatuur hier katalisator én medester
15
Cape Times
Stephen Farber quote iconA great trek to freedom
15
24.com
Ilan Preskovsky
15
Box Office
Pete Hammond quote iconA powerhouse from Peter Weir
18
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
13
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconUnfortunately, this journey can sometimes be as much of a numbing slog for viewers as it is for the unfortunate souls depicted on screen.
10
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
18
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconNot great, but still good.
13
Metacritic.com
33 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
118 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconIt 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.
15

What the People say

Internet
11491 Netizens quote iconI will never complain about going on a walk ever again!
15

Average .. 73%

15

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