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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
November 9, 2011
This is a quiet, warm film that some will find actually spiritual.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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
November 4, 2011
Estevez takes full advantage of the beautiful mountain scenery, dramatic skies and ancient architecture to give us moments of quiet wonder.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 25, 2011
Uplifting and sensitive without being sentimental, the mystic destination is worth the arduous trip.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 22, 2011
A nice little movie, and very obviously well intentioned. Unfortunately, it's also predictable and so corny that it sometimes feels like a joke in search of a punchline.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 21, 2011
'The Way' is a rare movie in that it deals with religion and family issues without playing like a sermon or a satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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