The Way Back

The Way Back ★★★½

I’ve been mocking this movie for awhile now but I have to say, I’m pretty blown away by how effective it was. There’s a level of restraint and intelligence that keeps it on the tracks, having heart without drowning in cliche. I think it clearly marks a turning point in Affleck’s career and I’m excited to see what he does next. The fact that he chose this project with all of his personal history is truly fascinating and almost makes the performance difficult to talk about, but he really did tap into something special with this. 

Also, it’s really difficult to make basketball look convincing on screen and they nailed it.