The Way Back

The Way Back ★★★½

The first quarter of the movie I was preoccupied with how many calories Ben Affleck was consuming from beer.  I mean he looked a little stocky, but if they were going for realism he probably should have weighed 400 lbs.

Who doesn’t love movies about redemption and shitty sports teams that get their act together?  If you want a conventional experience, I’d recommend turning the movie off at the 77 minute mark.

Movies are about showing, not telling.  ‘The Way Back’ doesn’t always agree with this statement, but it also doesn’t care about traditional anything except for set up.  I liked the approach, but I might have liked traditional even more.

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