Based on an alleged true story from the 1940s, seven prisoners escape from a Siberian gulag and endure a brutal 4,500-mile trek to freedom across the world’s most treacherous landscapes.
A beautifully shot
but oddly impersonal
trek (of “iffy” truth).
By Daniel J. Hoag
The Way Back is now playing in select cities.
It is an Academy Award nominee for Best Makeup, 2010.