The Journey Reviews

July 14, 2017
"The Journey" has fun playing make believe, but its execution cheapens history and distills fundamental ideological differences into treacly teachable moments.
July 7, 2017
With precious cargo like Spall and Meaney to transport, even Freddie Highmore behind the wheel - and the occasional narrative detour - didn't give sufficient cause to incite road rage.
July 7, 2017
The bit of MI-5 chicanery behind the whole plot is a tad silly, but the sparring of Spall and Meaney is just worth the 94-minute investment.
July 6, 2017
The dialogue swings between quick and banal as the chipper McGuinness tries to crack the self-righteous stoic (Spall is brilliant) Paisley.
July 6, 2017
Every element of the movie feels fabricated, from the stilted conversation to the all-too-convenient obstacles the movie keeps throwing in the path of progress, including a flat tire, an empty gas tank and an implausible detour to a church.
July 6, 2017
The Journey functions primarily as a hopeful story of people overcoming their differences, but it also looks at how each man rationalized his own role in the endless violence.
June 29, 2017
Even if the construct seems a tad forced, the winning performances make the excursion worthwhile.
June 28, 2017
The movie contains some tremendous individual scenes but the whole isn't better than the sum of its parts and, in the final analysis, it's a little disappointing.
June 22, 2017
While Hamm and Bateman have the right idea overall, their love of contrivance too often gives "The Journey" the sense of being reverse-engineered ...
June 22, 2017
A platitude-laden, sermonizing, and artless episode of "The Odd Couple."