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The Way Reviews

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Okay, since the destination is preordained, what does the script do en route? Estevez's answer is two-fold: minor episodic adventures + incessantly repeated montages.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

November 4, 2011
Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
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Estevez takes full advantage of the beautiful mountain scenery, dramatic skies and ancient architecture to give us moments of quiet wonder.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

November 4, 2011
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Heartfelt if occasionally plodding.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B-

October 21, 2011
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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With "The Way," writer-director Emilio Estevez has made a respectable failure.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

October 20, 2011
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It could have come out sentimental, but doesn't. The secret is the matter-of-factness.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

October 14, 2011
Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
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"The Way" is overly earnest and clumsily directed by Emilio Estevez (the non-prodigal son of Sheen). Yet it is nonetheless effective in evoking empathy and introspection.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3/5

October 13, 2011
Richard Roeper
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"The Way" is one of the better films of the year.

Full Review Source: Richard | Original Score: 4/5

October 12, 2011
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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There is nothing terribly spiritual about the journey for any of these people, and yet the sheer arduousness of the trek, the beauty of the countryside, and the personal revelations that ensue all combine to create a transcendent haze.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B

October 7, 2011
Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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"The Way" might have been a bit more eventful. Still, it's good company.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3/4

October 7, 2011
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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A sensuous, expansive hymn to travel and transformation in a movie that honors earthly pleasures as readily as it contemplates higher things.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3/4

October 7, 2011
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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There's nothing startlingly original about Estevez's screenplay, yet it has a modesty you seldom see when Hollywood tackles spiritual subjects.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

October 7, 2011
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Estevez does embrace the spiritual and religious elements of his movie. But he's as interested in the journey as the destination.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News

October 7, 2011
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
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The father-son dynamic is played just right, Tom's sightings of his deceased son arriving at key moments. If only that resonance carried into the rest of the story's episodic progression.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 6, 2011
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Open yourself up to this thoughtful, moving personal adventure and you're in for a uniquely memorable experience.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 3/4

October 6, 2011
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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Mr. Estevez is both writer and director of this film, and also turns up in a small role, but he gives the spotlight to his father, who makes quite a lot out of a low-key story that could easily have degenerated into mush.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

October 6, 2011
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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A heartfelt project, scrappy and engaging, The Way has its way with audiences despite, not because of, its sentimental excess.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

October 6, 2011
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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The dialogue in "The Way'' is sincerely platitudinous, and Estevez has less of an idea about where to put the camera than when he started two decades ago. He is - how to put this? - not a good director.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

October 6, 2011
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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For all his awkwardness Estevez is undeniably sincere, regarding both people and nature with disarming good will and maintaining a steady, soothing pace that allows the life lessons to resonate.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

October 6, 2011
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Charlie Sheen, Estevez's brother, is nowhere in sight, though there are times the film could use a shot of tiger blood.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

October 6, 2011
Tasha Robinson
AV Club
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In many ways a cut-and-dried, by-the-numbers road picture, The Way puts Sheen on the Camino for a life-changing journey, but over the course of the trip, the film changes as much as he does.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

October 6, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It's a sweet and sincere family pilgrimage, even if a little too long and obvious. Audiences seeking uplift will find it here.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

October 6, 2011
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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There's a contemplative loveliness to The Way, an affecting personal project both for Emilio Estevez, who wrote, directed, and plays a small role, and for his father, Martin Sheen.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

October 5, 2011
Alison Willmore
Time Out New York
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The Way's honey-toned landscapes and shots of alfresco meals shared by international pilgrims at rustic albergues are enough to make anyone ready a backpack and head off on walkabout.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

October 5, 2011
Nick Schager
Village Voice
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[The] dramatically inert, spiritually generic The Way seems like it was far more fun to shoot than it is to endure.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

October 4, 2011
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It's a plucky film that covers a lot of ground and uncovers this wonderful, ancient ritual that people of many faiths and from all walks of life take on.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/4

October 2, 2011
Cath Clarke
Time Out
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It goes on and on, and just when you think you can't take any more insufferably trite good intentions, it keeps on going.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 1/5

May 10, 2011
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