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The Way Reviews

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July 13, 2016
Emilio Estevez and father Martin Sheen may have made this heartwarming pilgrimage movie with troubled brother/son Charlie in mind-in hopes that he'd see the need for a thorough soul-cleansing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 18, 2014
Emilio Estevez directs a road-trip movie with a different twist: The characters are all walking. 'The Way' refers to the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, a Catholic pilgrim's journey that reaches 550 miles across France and northern Spain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 11, 2013
Emilio Estevez hasn't just been making wine lately. His film The Way, an inspirational drama, is a thoughtful travel pic worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 6, 2013
Easygoing, touching, and a nice vehicle for Martin Sheen
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 30, 2012
Martin Sheen shines in a beautifully made, unforced tale of spiritual reawakening and self-discovery that is as life-affirming as it is entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 29, 2012
The Way is inspiring, cathartic, poetic, hopeful, and makes you want to throw on a backpack, start walking and find yourself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 26, 2012
The Way is a serene experience that prefers to take you by the hand rather than drag you by the foot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 26, 2012
The Way moves both the heart and the soul with its deeply spiritual exploration into grief and pilgrimage.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 23, 2012
Estevez and Sheen combine in a touching father-son tale of grief and reconciliation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 20, 2012
It's not quite a road movie nor a real redemption story, nor a buddy movie; it's a diary where the journey is more important than the getting to the destination
April 20, 2012
Estevez has made a gentle and immensely likeable film that flows naturally, whose heart comes from the solid, grounding performance by his father Martin Sheen
January 11, 2012
The Way is a worthy effort and a sign that Estevez may yet emerge as an excellent filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 4, 2012
Between the sprightly soundtrack, the sensational on-location shoot, the anchoring performance by Sheen, and the methodological freedom permitted so that Avery's pilgrimage can naturally take its course, The Way immerses body and soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 29, 2011
Smartly written and directed with a master filmmaker's eye, "The Way" is one of those films you'll want to see again and again.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 16, 2011
The film does make a nice travelogue as Tom walks The Way and takes in the scenery. It's not a badly made film but it does aim for very low hanging sentimental fruit.
November 20, 2011
It's the kind of mushy pic you might be inspired to walk out on.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 9, 2011
This is a quiet, warm film that some will find actually spiritual.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 4, 2011
The Way almost immediately loses its way and stays lost.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 4, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2/4
November 4, 2011
This modest, heartfelt and utterly unpretentious cinematic spirit-quest is too sincere to mock, and yet somehow doesn't succumb to outright sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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