The Way Back

The Way BackStarring: Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin FarrellSaoirse Ronan

Directed byPeter Weir

Written byKeith R. ClarkePeter Weir,  Slavomir Rawicz (novel)

Year: 2010

Plot: A small group of political prisoners led by a Pole, Janusz, escapes one of the gulags north of lake Baikal and walks four thousand miles across Siberia, Mongolia, China and Tibet to India.

Pros: At times visually stunning.

Cons: Although based on actual events, its pompousness manages to kill any sense of sincerity.

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