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The Way Back
7.2 Rating
(240 ratings)
7.3 IMDB rating

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Ed Harris

Ed Harris

Mr. Smith
Mark Strong

Mark Strong

Khabarov
Jim Sturgess

Jim Sturgess

Janusz


Written by (View all)
Keith R. Clarke

Keith R. Clarke

screenplay
Slavomir Rawicz

Slavomir Rawicz

novel The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to F


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'The Way Back' Interview: Jim Sturgess

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3 years, 6 months ago at Jan 24 22:47
Halfway through the film I was getting worried that this might be the worst misstep Weir, a personal favourite director of mine, had made. At the end of the film despite a few misgivings I'd rank this up there with the best of his work. It's definitely better than FEARLESS at least.

The problem is that the first half is just twitchy and rushed feeling. Despite the plot being relativel... read more

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3 years, 2 months ago at May 15 3:18
Adventure/dramatic story chronicling the escape of prisoners from a Siberian gulag. Their journey will take them across the desert, snow, trying to reach a non-hostile country; they will fight for food, search for water and of course see companions fight for survival.
Surprisingly a very good movie. Excellent performances. Great make-up and scenery. Kudos to Peter Weir for an admirable dire... read more

Greitt!

2 years, 10 months ago at Sep 26 12:34
Erittäin hyvä ja onnistunut tekele... perkele et jäi hyvät fiilikset. Tässä on Pahuutta ja hyvyyttä ja kaikkea siltä väliltä. Kaikille selviytymis leffojen ystäville suosittelen tätä... ja myös vihollisille... Oppikaa tykkäämään perkeleen Hannut!

Ps. Ainoa leffa missä sudet näytti sen pienen hetken mitä elokuvassa esiintyivät niin ihka oikeilta susilta... eivä... read more
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Description: Inspired by Slavomir Rawicz's acclaimed novel, "The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom" as well as other real life accounts, six-time Oscar nominated director Peter Weir's ("Witness", "Master And Commander", and "Dead Poet's Society") The Way Back is a remarkable adventure story chro ... (more)
Release date: 21 January 2011
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"A brutal survival story full of desperation, loyalty, and unwanted adventure "


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" viewed: April 03, 2014 Quite an interesting movie. Not much had happened but overall it is good to know stories like this."


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"17.01.2014 Another loooong journey, even much longer than in Seraphim Falls - from a Gulag in Siberia to India. Overall a good movie, especially after the break out. What I didn't like were the different dialects imitating different languages (at least in the German dubbed version) and most "Russians" in this movie spoke terrible Russian. Further I would like to know what happened with Mr. Smith."


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" Director(s): Peter Weir Cast: Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Jim Sturgess, Saoirse Ronan Where: On TV (RECORDED) When: 27th December 2013 Why?: Cast Seen it before?: No Project: Very good. Watch again?: Yes someday"


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“The Way Back is a great film, I think the reason why I liked it so much was it was based on True Events. It is an epic tale of a small group of men who escape a siberian gulag, and head off over miles and miles of hostile territory to find their freedom. At times this movie is slow, the action none but this is about a group of men escaping so most of the time yes they are walking or hiding or looking for food. It also shows the men at times lossing their minds, and how they deal with that. The story is a slow adventure, and I for one wanted to watch their journey even though you know the ending if you have heard of the story, it is still a enjoyable watch and a very interesting look at a true story.” read more

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