The Way Back

The Way Back

DVD - 2011
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"Inspired by an incredible true story... begins in 1940 when seven prisoners attempt the impossible: escape from a brutal Siberian gulag. Thus begins a treacherous 4,500-mile trek to freedom across the world's most merciless landscapes. They have little food and few supplies. They don't know or trust each other. But together, they must withstand nature at its most extreme. Their humanity is further tested when they meet a teenage runaway who begs to join them on their quest"--Container.

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PHAERTE1
Nov 02, 2017

I liked it, but you had to concentrate carefully on what's happening. This is really not entertainment, if that's what you are expecting.

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Je3000
Jun 26, 2016

A very good movie.

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JackPurcell
Nov 03, 2015

Escape from the Gulag in Siberia and a trek across half of Asia during the worst times of the Stalin era and WWII. A good movie well worth the time spent watching it.

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HarmonyPeaceLove
Aug 09, 2015

The few that escape from a hellish gulag experience an enduring journey to freedom. Incredible how determined they were to escape into the worst conditions. Unfortunately freedom does come with a price. Good movie :)

NewYorkViews May 28, 2015

Excellent film about political type of prisoners that escape from a Siberian Soviet gulag during the Stalin period, and they are followed by prison security with dogs trying to capture them--and, as the escapees hurriedly travel by foot through miles of harsh terrain, the viewer sees the different landscapes of the countries they pass through. Some surprises, great acting, script, and also sometimes quite excellent cinematography. Supposedly, based on true accounts. This is the kind of film one can watch several times during the year.

harrybrowne Apr 24, 2015

Exciting and gripping film about the quest for freedom. Not for those with a short attention span or who need car crashes and other gimmicks. Colin Farrell is outstanding, the production is beautifully filmed and directed. Totally inspiring.

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Adelheid
Jan 21, 2015

Boring and the acting was not great either, did not finish watching but half way,

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No_Stalkers4Me
Dec 29, 2014

Holy survival story Batman! True tale worth watching.

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erinsnest
Dec 14, 2014

Dec 13, 2014......I watched this movie back in March, forgot to make a comment then. Although it wasn't a bad movie, it just didn't cut it compared to the audio book. Watch the movie first, and then listen to (or read!) the book, and then you won't be disappointed like I was. The story is great, whether or not it is true, is in question. It certainly seems almost too unbelievable to be true. What I remember most is the part about the train ride, and then the march to the prison camp. I just can't imagine being in that misery. Remarkable that ANY of them survived at all!

7duffy Oct 27, 2014

Tense story telling and great acting. Well made movie.

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EuSei Nov 24, 2015

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Mar 05, 2014

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pmyneni
Mar 05, 2014

This is a movie in which the audience is shown the injustice of Stalin and his people. The main character is accused of espionage by his wife who is tortured to be a witness and lie that he is a spy. Our main character is taken to a Hard labor camp in Siberia and escapes. Watch the escape and his survival and the stunning scenery throughout Siberia, Mongolia, and Tibet. A must see!

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Mike117
May 14, 2012

Other: This is a survival film not an action film.

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