The Way Back

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  133 min.
Release Date: January 21, 2011 (limited)
DVD: May 17, 2011

Current rating: Rating: 4.18
based on 36 votes and 8 reviews
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Cast: Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, Saoirse Ronan, Jim Sturgess, Mark Strong


Using a nighttime blizzard as cover, seven prisoners, caught up in Stalin's Reign of Terror in 1940, escape a Soviet Gulag. On the run, with little food or equipment, they have to cross an unforgiving landscape. They're not even sure which way to go or where they're headed, but what they do know is they're free—for now—and they must keep moving.

Director: Peter Weir
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Duncan Henderson, Nigel Sinclair, Joni Levin, Peter Weir
Screenplay: Keith R. Clarke, Peter Weir
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  • 5 stars "Best movie of the year!! I normally avoid survival movies. They are depressing. But this one was different. Like real life it showed the beauty of nature and the human spirit in spite of ugly circumstances."
  • 5 stars "commovent and incredible..."
  • 5 stars "Very good movie, a keeper!"