The Way Back


Nice landscape shots, but not much action to be had...

The Way Back review

Jim Sturgess heads a band of gulag escapees walking from Siberia to India in Peter Weir’s first film since 2003’s Master And Commander.

The elements are all there, and there’s much to like… but not much going on other than some grubby blokes walking through nicely shot landscapes.

Ed Harris is ace as a gruff US prisoner, but we never get under the skin of what drives the men in their superhuman feat.

Thus, a strong opening gives way to episodic vignettes where National Geographic lensing crowds out the human drama.

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