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The Way Back

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The Way Back (UK - DVD R2)

DVD Active
14 May 2011
  • Summary: Marcus takes a journey with Peter Weir's new film and now he needs a foot rub...
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Overall 9
9.0

The Way Back

DVD Verdict
19 April 2011
  • Excerpt: It's been seven years since we last heard from Aussie director Peter Weir ( Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World ). For reasons I can't possibly fathom, his most recent effort was unceremoniously dumped into a late 2010 release window amidst critical acclaim and public ambivalence. Does this Australian auteur deliver? Or is The Way Back more a footnote in an exemplary body of work rather than a full blown comeback?
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Movie review: 'The Way Back'

lasvegasweekly.com
19 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Peter Weir’s The Way Back may be based on a supposedly true account that’s been mostly discredited, but that doesn’t make it any less fascinating. Did a group of prisoners really escape a Siberian gulag in 1940 and walk more than 4,000 miles to end up in India? Maybe not, but Weir’s version of the story is still gritty and compelling, if a little slow, with quietly commanding performances from Jim Sturgess as the group’s leader and Ed Harris as an indomitable American...
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Overall 6
6.0

The Way Back

totalfilm.com
20 April 2011
  • Summary: Nice landscape shots, but not much action to be had...
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

FILMDUDE
24 February 2011
  • Excerpt: A testament to the resilience of the human spirit, "The Way Back" is authentic film-making that proves you don't need CGI to create a sweeping epic. The incredibly long running time and deliberate pacing commands you to appreciate the vast distances and stunning landscapes of the protagonists' journey, step by slow step. One suspects this was entirely the director's intention, and in this regard credit is undeniably due.
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Overall 9
9.0

The Way Back

Film Guide
18 February 2011
  • Excerpt: DVDs like The Way Back build a lot of their tension and emotional impact on the four words that often come just before or just after the title, an those four words are “Inspired by real events.” Of course, if we paused and though about it for a second or two, those words would set off alarm bells in our cynical minds. Inspired by? How much of this story is actually true?
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Overall 4
4.0

The Way Back

Nöjesguiden
9 March 2012
  • Excerpt: The Way Back bygger på Slavomir Rawicz bästsäljande memoarer där han redogör för sin flykt från ett sibiriskt fångläger och den över 6 000 kilometer långa vandringen som tog honom från Ryssland till Indien.
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Overall 5
5.0

The Way Back

Gamereactor
12 September 2011
  • Conclusion: Filmen: Ryssland under andra världskriget. Grått, kallt och väldigt, väldigt dystert. Ett riktigt ogästvänligt land där sju stycken fångar beslutar sig för att rymma ifrån ett av de fruktade arbetslägren i Gulag. Baserad på romanen The Long Walk av Slavomir Rawicz får vi följa med rymlingarna på en resa som tar dem över 600 mil i jakten på frihet.
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Overall 6
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tros kompas
6 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Een aantal gevangenen ontsnapt uit een Russisch strafkamp en loopt vierduizend loodzware mijlen door het ijskoude Siberië en de Gobi-woestijn richting het veilige India. Zon, kou, honger en ongelukken eisen hun tol. Het zijn fraaie plaatjes van een martelgang door woeste natuur, maar de film heeft gek genoeg te weinig drama. Het blijven eindeloos veel beelden van eindeloos lang lopende mannen.
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Overall 5
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Anmeldelse: The Way Back

jyllands-posten.dk
31 March 2011