Thursday, January 27, 2011

THE WAY BACK




Drama

PRINCIPAL CAST MEMBERS
Jim Sturgess: Janusz, a Polish POW
Ed Harris: Mr. Smith, an American
Colin Farrell: Valka, a Russian street thug
Alexandru Potocean: Tamasz, an artist
Sebastian Urzendowsky: Kazik, a 17-year-old Pole
Gustaf Skarsgård,: Voss, a Latvian priest
Dragos Bucur: Zoran, a Yugoslav accountant
Saoirse Ronan: Irene, a 16-year-old Polish woman

REVIEW
This survival film about a group of prisoners is in part a travelogue with stunning vistas as they make their escape “to the south”. As usual Harris and Farrell turn in great performances but the others are equally convincing.

It’s a tad too long at 2 hours and 13 minutes with more than a few opportunities to whittle it down without taking away from the story.

CLASSIFICATION
for violent content, depiction of physical hardships, a nude image and brief strong language.

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