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Rated PG-13 · 133 minutes · 2011

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Jim Sturgess and Ed Harris star in this ineffective film from director Peter Weir about a group of Russian prisoners who bust out of a Siberian prison and walk a long, long, long way to freedom. Yes, some of the scenery in this film is mighty nice, even breathtaking, and the story kept my attention for its first half. By the time the surviving escapees were trudging through the Himalayas, I felt like I had watched five movies, and not one of them was all that good. Colin Farrell plays the nasty prisoner with a knife, bad teeth and a horrible Russian accent, while Saoirse Ronan does well in her smaller role as a tagalong. I don’t mind long films, but I do mind long, boring films. This is a long, boring film.
Official Site: www.thewaybackthemovie.com
Director: Peter Weir
Producer: Peter Weir, Joni Levin, Duncan Henderson, Nigel Sinclair, Keith Clarke, John Ptak, Guy East, Simon Oakes, Tobin Armbrust, Jake Eberts, Edward Borgerding, Mohammed Khalaf, Adam Leipzig, Scott Rudin and Jonathan Schwartz
Cast: Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Saoirse Ronan, Mark Strong, Gustaf Skarsgard, Alexandru Potocean, Sebastian Urzendowsky and Stanislav Pishtalov

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Colorado Springs Independent Incredible journey: The Way Back Dramatically, The Way Back isn't much more than a linear array of hardships. But what an array. by Jonathan Kiefer 01/20/2011
The Coast Halifax The Way Back Directed by Peter Weir (Newmarket Films) by Carsten Knox 07/14/2011
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NUVO Peter Weir's "The Way Back" This “inspired by true events” tale is an inspiring story of a group of prisoners who escape from a Siberia gulag during WWII — and walk 4000 miles to freedom. by Jim Poyser 01/24/2011
East Bay Express Crimes and Survivors: The Way Back and Nuremberg The past was a terrifying place. by Kelly Vance 01/19/2011

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