The Way details
|Starring:||Yorick van Wageningen, Joaquim De Almeida, Martin Sheen, James Nesbitt, Deborah Kara Unger, Emilio Estevez|
|Studio:||ICON FILM DISTRIBUTION|
|Run time:||2 hours 8 minutes|
|Rental release:||31 Oct 2011|
By Darren Bignell from LOVEFiLM
A warm tale about the journey of discovery that moves along at a pleasently gentle pace.
Most helpful review
Where are my boots?By johnn (3 reviews) from wilts , 11 Jul 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]I gave this a review and five whole stars because it did capture something very close to the experience of walking the Camino Frances. I wallowed in happy memories stimulated by every vista.
If you have been then I'm sure you will love this, despite it's (minor) flaws as a film. If you are thinking of walking the road, it will give you a little taster... People come from all over for all sorts of reasons and firm friendships are forged along the way. The film captures this very well indeed.
If you are not interested in the Camino, I wonder if the film will work quite as well as it did for me, though I do think I would still have enjoyed it. (4 stars?) I like films like this but if there is a criticism, then, for me, the supporting characters were just a little one dimensional. But then how much can you cram in to the time? I could have watched it if it was twice as long.
It made me search out my 'Compostelle' and my pilgrims passport and yearn to somehow find a month free and a few spare quid to go all over again. Where are my boots?
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Thoughtful & intelligentBy a customer , 03 Nov 2013Thoughtful and intelligent film. Brilliantly acted by Martin Sheen and directed by his son Emilio Estevez. Certainly agree it makes one want to be a pilgrim and do the walk
simple and niceBy a customer , 20 Oct 2013Gentle film portraying a man dealing with grief and the people he meets along the way. A mix of characters makes it an enjoable watchable film. Not for people seeking action and adventure but for those looking for a nice story set in beautful backdrop
Inspirational movieBy a customer , 08 Oct 2013Loved this movie. Great story and brilliantly acted. I want to watch it again, but last time I spent weeks planning to do the Camino. I really want to walk it sometime, but I know I'll get obsessed with it again if I rent it. Thats the power this film has over you. Well, me anyway. And I'm not really a walker. Ah frig it, maybe I'll just buy the DVD lol...
Better for the vistas than the actingBy Pillpopper (6 reviews) , 10 Aug 2013There is stunning scenery in this film, and generally a gentle pace to it. It develops the sense of the pilgrim journey from the Pyrenees to Santiago da Compostela. But the characters hardly develop and none them, even the lead character, didn't elicit much sympathy from this viewer.
Simple & life-affirmingBy bufffilm (3 reviews) , 06 Aug 2013Its a simple yet life-affirming parable. The group of ' pilgrims ' is well-chosen for the characters they represent in the generality of humanity. The scenes are beautifully shot - how could they not be given the setting!