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CastMark Strong, Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell, Saoirse Ronan, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Gustaf SkarsgÄrd, Alexandru Potocean, Dragos Bucur, Zahary Baharov
DirectorPeter Weir
Release Date:  25 November 2010 (Argentina)
MPAA Rating:  PG-13
Screen WriterKeith R. Clarke, Slavomir Rawicz
Runtime:  133 min
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review by . January 22, 2011
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Star Rating:         The Way Back is said to be about gulag escapees who, during World War II, trekked to freedom on a 4,000 mile journey from Siberia to India. I’m well aware that there are many true stories from that time about the triumph of the human spirit, but this particular story seems utterly impossible to me. Maybe it’s because the film is based on an autobiographical book that has, for all intents and purposes, been debunked. Or maybe it’s …
review by . May 07, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
What is the furthest distance you’ve ever walked?   For me, it probably tops out somewhere around ten miles, and that was in good weather, wearing good shoes.  Still, my feet felt like they were going to fall off, my back ached, and I never wanted to take another step again.  (Yes, I’m kind of a wimp.)  ”The Way Back” is a film about a handful of men (and one fourteen year old girl) who escape from the gulags of Siberia and walk…all the way to …
Quick Tip by . May 09, 2011
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Director Peter Weir’s “The Way Back” is a pretty straight-forward tale of human survival. It doesn’t try to be more and it doesn’t pretend to be more. Being based on ‘true events’, a viewer would know immediately what they would be in for once they go in to see this film.       The characters in the film have the clear-cut staple of what characters in this type of movies are all about. There is nothing really different or special …
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