The Way Back

2020

Drama / Sport

119
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 84%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 84%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 15436

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Synopsis


Uploaded By: FREEMAN
May 12, 2020 at 04:53 AM

Director

Cast

Ben Affleck as Jack
Janina Gavankar as Angela
Dan Lauria as Gerry Norris
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995.07 MB
1280*534
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 48 min
P/S 714 / 1,037
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English 5.1
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 48 min
P/S 632 / 1,195
994.78 MB
1280*538
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 48 min
P/S 124 / 1,359
2 GB
1904*800
English 5.1
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 48 min
P/S 115 / 1,097

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by TheTopDawgCritic 7 / 10

Good, but could've easily been great

Ben Affleck was outstanding, no question there, as was the entire cast for that matter, but many little flaws held this film back from being great.

The annoying zoom-ins and shaky cam has been overdone and outdated - since The Office. There's no excuse this coming from experienced writer and director Gavin O'Connor, of which he and screenwriter Brad Ingelsby also needed to tell the story better.

The 108 min runtime wasn't used efficiently, as too much too fast happened in the last 15 mins, whereas up to that point, everything before that was more fluff than substance, with very slow pacing. I understand this film wasn't about basketball, and more about alcohol addiction, but had there been less fluff, with the message still coming across, and a better resolution that included the other 90% of the cast, this film would've been much better, instead of having lots of guts, and not enough glory. The score was also overbearing. It's a 7/10 from me, most of it for Affleck's performance.

Reviewed by marshallonfilm_ 5 / 10

5/10 shower beers.

"You're nervous. I get it. The truth is, they're more talented than you. Probably got a better coach. But I promise you, they are not a better team. Because they haven't been through what we've been through. They don't know adversity. They don't know what it's like to get knocked down and have to get back up again. They don't know what it is to fight."

Reviewed by keithsealy 7 / 10

Well acted, but predictable

The dialog, acting, the characters, production value, etc. of this movie were excellent. It is a very honest representation of a man suffering with grief and alcoholism.

However, it suffers from being a retread of many other similar movies. You can trace the story arc easily and predict what will happen throughout. You also shouldn't go into this movie thinking it is a 'sports' movie, while basketball coaching serves as a vehicle of redemption, you could have written the same movie about someone taking a job teaching a class or working with special needs kids.

Finally, be warned that this is a very 'heavy' movie. There are a few lighter scenes, but >80% of the movie is dramatic and played for an emotional punch.

Worth a watch for Affeck's performance.

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