Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The Way Back is a super solid sports movies that hits all the usual steps along the way but stands above the rest thanks to Ben Affleck reminding us why he’s considered to be a great actor. Yes finally stepping away from his under appreciated time in the DCU, Affleck gives it his all in a performance that probably steps a bit TOO close to real life (Affleck has had several trips to rehab over the past few years). The thing is from the start you probably know every beat that The Way Back will land and at times it’s pace is glacial to say the least BUT you route for the team, you care for the characters and ultimately that helps the film connect. In short I really enjoyed The Way Back.
Best Bit: Affleck delivers
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society, Major League