The Way Back
First screened in January 2011
Director: Peter Weir. Cast: Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Dragos Bucur, Colin Farrell, Saoirse Ronan, Alexandru Potocean, Gustaf Skarsgård, Mark Strong, Sally Edwards,
Zahary Baharov, Irinei Konstantinov, Meglena Karalambova. Screenplay: Peter Weir and Keith R. Clarke (based on the book The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to
Freedom by Slawomir Rawicz. Twitter Capsule:
Enough good moments to make it worthy, but not nearly enough to conceal missed opportunities. Way too wordy, for one.
This is where the film's limits are felt: quite conventional, when a riskier, more austere approach seems advisable.