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The Way Reviews

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
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
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
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
Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered
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
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
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
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
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
Liam Maguren
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
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
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
Don Groves
April 23, 2012
Estevez and Sheen combine in a touching father-son tale of grief and reconciliation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
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
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
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
Phil Villarreal
OK! Magazine
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
Jordan Hiller
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
Michael A. Smith
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
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews
November 9, 2011
This is a quiet, warm film that some will find actually spiritual.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
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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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
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
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
October 25, 2011
Uplifting and sensitive without being sentimental, the mystic destination is worth the arduous trip.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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
Dan Lybarger
MovieMaker Magazine
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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