The Way, Way Back Reviews

  • The Way, Way Back
    • Genre : Comedy, Drama
    • Release Date : July 05, 2013
    • MPAA Rating : PG-13
    • Duration : 102
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Fox Searchlight Pictures
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    • Reviews Rate
      Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.

    • Readers Rate
      3 of 5
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  • there's something slightly formulaic and familiar about Nat Faxon and Jim Rash's coming-of-age film The Way, Way Back, but not enough to dampen its crowd-pleasing charm
    Review rate : B by Chris Nashawaty [Entertainment Weekly ]
  • there are no grand resolutions or sweeping changes by the film's conclusion - which is what makes it seem all the more honest and realistic
    3.5 of 4 by Claudia Puig [USA Today ]
  • The Way, Way Back is carried along nicely by a cracking good script. While it isn't always a smooth or surprising ride, the players make the bumps worth the effort
    3 of 4 by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star ]
  • perfectly done, find-yourself-a-mentor comedies are hard to get right
    5 of 5 by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News ]
  • in other words, don't be fooled by the sun-drenched beach where "The Way, Way Back" unfolds - not even the angst escapes the burn
    5 of 5 by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times ]
  • but unlike the glib The Descendants, which is also about a hapless parent and his free-floating kids, it's smart, funny and moving about human weakness
    by Ella Taylor [NPR ]
  • "The Way, Way Back" pleasantly watchable, it also makes it feel small and anecdotal, a modest variation on something you've seen before
    3 of 5 by A.O. Scott [New York Times ]
  • "The Way Way Back" is the best coming-of-age movie of the summer and should be seen by audiences of all ages
    3.5 of 4 by Bill Zwecker [Chicago Sun-Times ]
  • Review rate : A- Reviewed by Michael Granberry [Dallas Morning News ]
  • 2 of 5 Reviewed by Sam Adams [Time Out New York ]

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