The Journey Reviews

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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.
March 22, 2019
Keeping his camera moving and pushing his luck with a couple of implausible plot points, Al-Daradji... [generates] a neorealist sense of atmosphere and suspense, while just about skirting sentimentality.
November 30, 2018
It's gripping and amusing, and it contains one of John Hurt's last screen appearances.
November 17, 2018
It's fascinating, absorbing and ultimately amazingly feel good.
November 2, 2018
Nick Hamm's The Journey is a Sunday afternoon political drama. It's a laid-back, easy-going piece that cruises along (almost literally) on the performances of Timothy Spall and Colm Meaney.
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