The Way Back
Their escape was just the beginning
It's snow fun.
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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Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Saoirse Ronan, Colin Farrell
|Screenplay||Keith R. Clarke, Peter Weir, from the novel by Slavomir Rawicz|
|Music||Burkheard von Dallwitz|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||National Geographic Films, On the Road, Point Blank Productions|
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|FPB Report (SA)|
|Comments||Inspirational story. Somewhat gruelling at times (man against the elements) so parental oversight recommended.|
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|ScreenIt Report (USA)|
|Sex / Nudity||Violence||Blood / Gore / Gross||Guns /|
|Alcohol / Drugs||Smoking||Disrespectful /|
|Imitative Behaviour||Frightening /|
|Jump Scenes||Tense Family Scenes||Music (Scary/Tense)||Music (Inappropriate)||Topics to talk about|
|What the Critics say|
|Cape Argus/The StarAssociated Press ||15|
|Die BurgerPaul Boekkooi ||15|
|Cape TimesStephen Farber ||15|
|Box Office (USA)Pete Hammond ||18|
|Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert||13|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Jason Anderson ||10|
|Rolling Stone (US)Peter Travers||18|
|ScreenIt (USA)C. Fuchs ||13|
|What the People say|
|IMDB11491 Netizens ||15|
|Average .. 73%||15|
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