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The Way Reviews

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October 6, 2011
Charlie Sheen, Estevez's brother, is nowhere in sight, though there are times the film could use a shot of tiger blood.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 2, 2011
There's little in The Way that doesn't succumb to platitudinous conceptions of spirituality or lowest-common-denominator filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 6, 2011
[A] treacly inspirational drama...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 4, 2011
[The] dramatically inert, spiritually generic The Way seems like it was far more fun to shoot than it is to endure.
November 4, 2011
The Way almost immediately loses its way and stays lost.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
May 10, 2011
It goes on and on, and just when you think you can't take any more insufferably trite good intentions, it keeps on going.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 6, 2011
Should have been reserved for Estevez family gatherings only.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 20, 2011
It's the kind of mushy pic you might be inspired to walk out on.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 6, 2011
The dialogue in "The Way'' is sincerely platitudinous, and Estevez has less of an idea about where to put the camera than when he started two decades ago. He is - how to put this? - not a good director.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 20, 2011
With "The Way," writer-director Emilio Estevez has made a respectable failure.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 13, 2011
It's a film that could only have been made by an American. They're welcome to it.
May 16, 2011
Sheen's admirable efforts to keep sentimentality at bay are undercut somewhat by Estevez's clumsy script and uneven direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 6, 2011
There is certainly no way a documentary about father Sheen and son Estevez walking the Camino de Santiago would be less interesting than this drivel.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 6, 2011
The father-son dynamic is played just right, Tom's sightings of his deceased son arriving at key moments. If only that resonance carried into the rest of the story's episodic progression.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 6, 2011
A pretty long slog...while it clearly comes from the heart, it doesn't touch it very deeply.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
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 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
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
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