Beautiful scenery and photography.

By Nacho Baggo
Written January 22, 2011
More of a history and geography piece than anything else, but it is beautifully filmed. Ed Harris & Colin Farrel are fine enough in this prison work camp (Gulag) escape movie. The films wraps up well and the ending is rather teary. Peter Weir gives awful direction. The screen play is choppy like they cut out scenes. There is no early character development so you have no compassion for anyone until the second half when you finally understand the characters. Rent it and get a good reminder of what a monster Stalin was. You will definately appreciate America more!
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Wonderful film

By Spartacus2000
Written June 08, 2012
An epic story of human will and survival and solidarity shot in multiple locations, based on the book The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom with the subject of the Soviet Union labor camp and the four escape prisoners who try to make it home. Wonderful story worth your time, great background only add to the film.
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By karialire
Written July 22, 2013
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Deeply moving tale of survival

By The_Separator
Written July 30, 2016
Peter Weir's tale of escapees from a Siberian camp who walk to India. A must see for anyone who has a heart.
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Great Movie

By nuzman9
Written January 22, 2011
This is one of the best movies of the year. Its the best story about the Russian Gulag since "One Day in the Life of Ivan Disenovich."And while it is a story of survival, at its heart is a love story that lingers along the edge of the story and doesn't reappear until the end.
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