The Way Back Reviews

  • The Way Back
    • Genre : Drama
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    • Studio : Warner Bros. Pictures
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  • [Ben Affleck's] moving central performance largely purges the film of its high potential for the maudlin; It's a reminder that the most trite material--in this case, getting a second chance at making good--can be powerful when handled honestly
    Review rate : B+ by Charles Bramesco [AV Club ]
  • Brad Ingelsby's script follows the structure of the rousing sports drama, a genre so familiar that he can afford to strip it down to bare bones, skipping certain expected scenes and focusing on Jack's emotional journey through Ben Affleck's performance
    2.5 of 4 by Katie Walsh [Tribune News Service ]
  • Ben Affleck gives the impression of intimate familiarity with the anguish and self-disgust that dominate Jack's life, this character ..clearly meant something important to him, ..and he gives it his all without overdoing the melodrama
    by Todd McCarthy [The Hollywood Reporter ]
  • Ben Affleck gives his best and most authentic performance in years, a real return to his full potential as an actor
    by Pete Hammond [Deadline ]
  • "The Way Back" is a gratifying sports movie that is made better than the average by some sadness, some realism, and Ben Affleck's performance; it is ultimately a perfectly fulfilling genre flick with just enough grit to keep it interesting
    4 of 5 by Witney Seibold [IGN ]
  • "The Way Back" is a film stuck on the runway, quietly circling around, always threatening to fly but never managing to get off the ground. It was a cathartic experience for Ben Affleck but for the rest of us, it carries very little weight
    2 of 5 by Benjamin Lee [The Guardian ]
  • "The Way Back" constructed with an earnest spirit, and Ben Affleck carries the film well on his larger-than-usual shoulders, capably showing all sides of a down-on-his-luck alcoholic -- the funny, the sweet, the explosive and the self-destructive
    2.5 of 4 by Lindsey Bahr [Associated Press ]

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