• Released
  • October 7, 2011
  • (Limited 10/7)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 55 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Art House/Foreign
83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
There's a contemplative loveliness to The Way, an affecting personal project both for Emilio Estevez, who wrote, directed, and plays a small role, and for his father, Martin Sheen.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
There's nothing startlingly original about Estevez's screenplay, yet it has a modesty you seldom see when Hollywood tackles spiritual subjects.
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75

Washington Post

By Ann Hornaday
Funny, moving, hip and transcendent all at the same time, The Way is both deeply thoughtful and enormous fun to watch.
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75

Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
It's a plucky film that covers a lot of ground and uncovers this wonderful, ancient ritual that people of many faiths and from all walks of life take on.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A heartfelt project, scrappy and engaging, The Way has its way with audiences despite, not because of, its sentimental excess.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Unafraid of stillness and scenes of quiet contemplation, the film also celebrates companionship and community, which are all good reasons to embrace the experience along The Way.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's a sweet and sincere family pilgrimage, even if a little too long and obvious. Audiences seeking uplift will find it here.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Estevez keeps his touch light, with a minimum of pedantry. The Way is really a gift from this son to his father. Sheen, gradually revealing a man painfully getting reacquainted with long buried feelings, who gives the film its bruised heart.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The Way is a good, cheap vacation. At times, you wonder if Estevez isn't creating a cracked therapeutic remake of "The Wizard of Oz.'' He's got the nerve and the heart, all right. I'm less sure about the brains.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
With The Way, writer-director Emilio Estevez has made a respectable failure. What's respectable - and undeniable - is that this is a sincere effort to make a film of sensitivity and spiritual richness.
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64 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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