Starring: Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess, Saoirse Ronan, Colin Farrell & Mark Strong
Screenplay by Peter Weir & Keith Clarke
Directed by Peter Weir

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).

Grade: B-

By Daniel J. Hoag
The Way Back is now playing in select cities.
It is an Academy Award nominee for Best Makeup, 2010.