The Way Back
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- Ben Affleck
- Janina Gavankar
- Rachael Carpani
- Lukas Gage
- Hayes MacArthur
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Did not like the ending...
We enjoyed this movie, credit to Ben Affleck for taking on a role that must have hit close to home for him. Glad to see him doing better.
Affleck gives the impression of intimate familiarity with the anguish and self-disgust that dominate Jack’s life; this character and project clearly meant something important to him, as the title bluntly suggests, and he gives it his all without overdoing the melodrama.
Often in sports, teams run the same plays over and over again, simply because they work. That’s true of The Way Back as well: We appreciate the expert skill, even if we know almost every move by heart.
With The Way Back, O’Connor works so hard to avoid sports movie cliché that he pares the film down to something unsustainably lean. Without Affleck’s gravity, The Way Back would just drift away.