Metacritic Movie Ratings
The Way Back Reviews

4.0

66

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterStephen Farber

    Beyond its visual splendors, however, the film achieves searing moral power.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    It's also filled with scenes of extraordinary survival challenges. But the result is oddly impersonal and undifferentiated.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    The Way Back, with its epic story and spectacularly bleak setting, invites comparisons with "Laurence of Arabia" and "Dr. Zhivago." It's awash in vast, unforgiving terrain. So it got the setting right, but not necessarily the substance.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    Most of those hardships are familiar to movie lovers; that's a reductionist view of a serious and ambitious production, but it is, after all, a movie on a screen. (And a movie with a dreadfully clumsy ending.)

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