Review – The Way Back (2010)


How far would you go to be free?

Synopsis:
World War Two is raging through out Europe. Sent away to Siberia for crimes (real and imagined) our unlikely band of heroes plan their escape, which sends them on a journey across Eastern Asia. Based on the true story of one of three men who walked out of Siberia and into India.

Pluses:
Amazing acting (though I admit when Farrell said his first line I groaned, but quickly forgotten).
Incredibly journey, physically and spiritually.
Always nice to see Saoirse Ronan in a movie that doesn’t suck.
The scenery.
The pace was nice and even.
Love the combination of the wide shots with the close ups for urgency of their situation.
Beautifully shot and executed.
I admit I cried.
Would have liked to know what happened to the other characters who made it out.
The ended – I know it was cheesy but I was totally bought in.

Minuses:
I thought the beginning was a bit stereotypical.

This movie will lift you up, drag you down and leave you exhausted but revelling in the experience.

#fouremotionallyexhuasedbutrewardedpandas

 

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2 Responses to “Review – The Way Back (2010)”

  1. Taezar (@Taezar) (@Taezar) (@Taezar) Says:

    RT @howmanypandas: An emotional roller coaster The Way Back (2010) is a beautifully portrayed character piece. « howmanypandas.com http://bit.ly/gKa08z

  2. Karen Kimbler Says:

    I am with you, I wanted to know what happened to the American too!

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