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A gripping story about a father who loses his son in an accident and decides to do what his son was doing - that is to do the pilgrimage to Camino de Santiago. The Way is a story about accepting who you are, it is about finding people who care about you and it is heart warmly enjoyable.
|9/10||frederichamra@ - 46 reviews|
10.6.2013 - age: 36-49
Starts slow, very strong character development, introspective take on modern life.
|9/10||triathlon_guy@ - 52 reviews|
5.5.2012 - age: 36-49
I enjoyed the pace and character development. I love it when characters begin in one place and end up in another... Mentally, emotionally, spiritually. I like to take that journey with them and I like being surprised. This move does that and more.
|8/10||whipmisky@ - first review|
18.4.2012 - age: 50+
I loved this movie and learned so much from it. I am a world traveller and thought often of the Camino, but I always thought it was strictly meant to be a religious experience. I realize now that it could be a spiritual experience of any sort, that could heal, bring peace to your heart and mind, that could make you understand: the world, a situation, people. And the Camino itself, so well organized, it's far from the Middle Ages road, with dangers at every step. I loved the movie - the idea that triggered it, the serenity and acceptance that were brought in the end, the humanity, the friendship and also the atmosphere, the landscapes, the beautiful European towns, the characters. Kudos for the director, Emilio Estevez and for all actors, his father and the others. I loved it, it made me think for days...
|9/10||cam.sen1@ - 3 reviews|
23.3.2012 - age: 36-49
This movie made me cry. But it also made me laugh. The scenery was stunning, the story compelling, and the acting really solid. It's well worth seeing. Know that you'll want to make the pilgrimage yourself. I do.
|8/10||jsottawa2001@ - 45 reviews|
11.3.2012 - age: 50+
A symbolic journey relating to the way through life. Teaches us how to "deal " with tragedies, people who are different and most of all looking at our own life re purpose, strengths and opportunities to change. A bit of a tearjerker too so take kleenex.
|9/10||isobel@ - 2 reviews|
12.2.2012 - age: 50+
My friend walked the Camino; I won't be doing it. This movie gave me a glimpse of what the experience might be like. Good to see "ordinary" people. So tired of Hollywood stars. I felt serene as I watched it.
|7/10||evamurray@ - 5 reviews|
6.2.2012 - age: 50+
This movie was amazing. It was very powerful as a way for a father to reconnect with his son, even after death. The "Camino" is revealed to us as not only a physical journey, but a spiritual one. We also meet many different people who are making the trek- each for their own reason, not necessarily to do with the Catholic faith. The scenery was beautiful, and many scenes were powerful for the lack of dialogue between the characters. Makes me want to plan to see the Camino de Santiago (at least part of it) some day.
|9/10||carpecookie@ - 3 reviews|
1.2.2012 - age: 36-49
I am going to see this movie for the second time tomorrow. Between seeing the movie the first time and now, I have read several books on the Camino de Santiago and really want to see the movie again because I know more about it. It is now on my "Bucket List". I think most people will enjoy seeing this movie. It is a wonderful story and so well done.
|9/10||bamma1947@ - 4 reviews|
27.1.2012 - age: 50+
I am interested in walking the Camino de Santiago. I heard this is a movie that gives an honest picture of what it is like on the Walk. I really enjoyed it, and will, do "The Walk", some day.
|8/10||cosmo1989@ - first review|
19.1.2012 - age: 50+
A pretty good movie. I thought it could have been better. Martins Sheen nails the arrogant American part perfectly. There was a Canadian character in the movie, but I didn't get a sense that she was Canadian at all, which was really disappointing especially because the actress playing the part really is Canadian; she's been living in Hollywood too long, I guess. I was disappointed at the use of the scenery; it was beautiful, but the director didn't give you enough time with any of the shots to let you absorb it before moving on. Overall, though, it was well worth watching. You'll leave the theatre wanting to sell everything and travel the world.
|8/10||stanlee@ - 105 reviews|
17.1.2012 - age: 36-49
I found this movie quite trite and predictable to be honest. On several occasions I considered it would be corny if such and such happened as the scene was developing and low and behold it did every time. Oh well... On the upside the acts got better instead of worse as is often the case. Decent performance by Sheen but for the life of me I could not take his hair seriously (sorry childish but true... was it just me?.. lol) All in all a disappointment :(
|5/10||rubix_world@ - 75 reviews|
9.1.2012 - age: 36-49
The story idea is a great one, and the scenery and backdrop of the Basque region is spectacular. The story was however lacking enough depth and detail for me. I don't feel that I knew anything about the son, except his age and that he wanted to travel the world (don't we all...) It was more of a snapshot in the life of these people rather than a fully developed story. The acting was average. I enjoyed the travelogue aspect of seeing what the Camino trail was like though. For that, I'd see it again.
|7/10||mountlogan2004@ - 2 reviews|
8.1.2012 - age: 36-49
Worth seeing. I am a bit of travel junky so I found it interesting to learn how a hiking trip like this works and what it would be like.
|8/10||ridings@ - 11 reviews|
3.1.2012 - age: 50+
This was a great film, I saw it with a friend a couple weeks ago. It's a great film that will leave you uplifted at the end. The characters build slowly with little pieces of themselves revealed along The Way. Martin was heartbreaking as the father trying to finish his son's journey, that he berated his son for taking in the first place. Each person he meets along The Way has their own reason for taking the journey. The scenery is superb, worth the price of admission alone. The many layers of this film made the film fly by, you won't be bored.
|9/10||bonnie_bryan@ - first review|
29.12.2011 - age: 36-49
[ATTENTION: This review reveals content of the movie.]
El Camino Real- El Camino de Santiago, ESPAÑA I have done The Camino, lived several years in Spain- the country of my heart, loved the Camino, but felt that the film is missing at least a little historical background on some of the interesting villages and towns that one hikes through such as Los Arcos with its gigantic "collegiata" church where prayers are distributed to all the pilgrims in over a dozen languages including Japanese, with its Roman arched bridge, or the singing roosters in the church at Puente la Reina, the towns with Gaudí architecture, etc. At least a few such amazing places were worth showing, despite the fact that the emphasis of the film is on the individual's search to straighten out personal messes, (unresolved dilemmas!) in his or her life. Also, it bothered me that the film portrayed most of the Spaniards as larger-than-life, unrealistic stereotypes rather than "normal" human beings, which they are. Admittedly, pension and restaurant owners on the Camino Real are often interesting characters, but I never found any of them in any way weird, on the contrary, they offered a lot of background information on the local history and went out of their way to be helpful. For sure, losing the path is part of the program and it can be pretty scary at 2 p. m., the early summer sun blazing down on ones shoulders, ones water canteen on "empty" and walking in the wrong direction, until that man on the huge yellow tractor in the film, possibly Antonio by name, in a Navarra vineyard, turns you around and points you in the other direction as you are about to fall unconscious from heat stroke! None the less, I'd see it again just to remind me of one of the best moments of my own life, walking that path! Ironically, it seems to be when one is lost in meditation that one is most likely to stray from the beaten path! Now figure that out! [...]
|8/10||ana_dance@ - first review|
29.12.2011 - age: 36-49
I too have lost an adult son, who died while hiking up a mountain. We too tried to replicate his hike, twice, but it was too difficult to get very far. Therefore I can fully understand why Tom took on the pilgrimage, and why he "saw" his son during the journey. This was a heart tugging movie for us. Excellent movie. It illustrates well the fact that we try to come alongside our lost child's life, feel a part of what he felt. It also shows the value of allowing people to come into our lives and let their friendships enrich us. Tom starts out a silent, sullen man, and gains some good friends along the way. Note that most of the people in the theatre, and doing these reviews, are 40+.
|8/10||book.boss@ - 39 reviews|
28.12.2011 - age: 50+
A Good movie but the same theme has been done before except this movie added a musical to it. The chipmunks are cute and children will like this. As an Adult I found it did not hold my interest personally but my children did like it.
|6/10||cobidow@ - 2 reviews|
28.12.2011 - age: 36-49
Beautiful scenery, great acting and a serene feeling.
|8/10||clauv@ - first review|
21.12.2011 - age: 50+
Superb depiction of a father's determination to fulfill his son's desire to meet his own internal spiritual needs. Beautiful location shooting, good acting.
|9/10||thakurj@ - 134 reviews|
21.12.2011 - age: 50+
Ever feel like you've lost your way in life? I think the opening lines of the poem "The Camino' says it best; "When we started, we did not know - exactly - why we were doing it. We had lives which were - more or less - satisfactory. We had friends known much of our lives. We had children - changed from chrysalis to butterflies. We had things: things like machines, things like music, things like pictures, things like shelves full of books, things like money and pensions and security. We did not have one thing - and maybe that was why we started"...
|9/10||fpeyton@ - first review|
20.12.2011 - age: 36-49 - One reply
Really touching - something for everyone.
|9/10||ccfgpwsite@ - first review|
16.12.2011 - age: 36-49
A good story. Predictable. The question eludes me still, " The Way" to where? I get it when it comes to understanding, mourning and seeking closure for your son. I don't get the pilgrimage when it comes to searching for meaning/purpose. It makes for a fun travel, exploration or exercise. For some in the movie, they got it; The way to Christ's forgiveness and mercy (hence the message of James, the cross, the cathedrals) It's good to see films that explore deeper ideas outside the fluff of most movies (sex, crude humor, shallow relations, senseless violence) We are all going to die and we all have to take that journey. We can go our own way or follow the ONE that shows us the way in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Good acting by all. Great scenery. Worth Seeing. Enjoy the show!
|7/10||jdjefford@ - 191 reviews|
14.12.2011 - age: 36-49
Love, love, loved this movie. (It's not a comedy or an action flick, so don't watch it if that's your bag.) I found it very moving and inspirational. Martin Sheen was brilliant. Character development was subtle and sublime. I felt like I was walking right along with him at times. Can't wait to see it again.
|8/10||lealue@ - first review|
13.12.2011 - age: 36-49
A great and powerful movie about personal transformation. Each person does the Camino for their own reason. What they say or don't say about why they are walking the pilgrims way, is only a pretense for the greater transformation God will work in each of them by the end of their journey.
|8/10||frstevos@ - 4 reviews|
13.12.2011 - age: 36-49
You must see it once at least. Such a great movie.
|9/10||samifar60@ - first review|
11.12.2011 - age: 26-35
This is a really good and touching movie, I hadn't heard of it or its release and a friend suggested it. It's a very moving story and shows you that you never know where your lessons in life will come from and at what cost. So many times we get stuck in a version of reality that seems comfortable and it takes something drastic and all too often tragic for us to challenge our accepted way of being. Martin Sheens character was well developed as he delt with the pain of his loss, his unexpected travelling companion who were also dealing with their own demons. A movie I would love to see again.
|9/10||wellstar77@ - 2 reviews|
9.12.2011 - age: 50+
If you liked Eat, Love, Pray, you'll love this movie. If not, don't waste your time on this stinker. Another spin on the same theme. Completely predictable from start to finish, laughable dialogue, bad acting, good scenery. If you want spiritual inspiration, watch Ground Hog Day. With Bill Murray, at least you'll get some laughs out of it!
|2/10||sastrop@ - 2 reviews|
8.12.2011 - age: 50+
Inspiring on so many levels, this movie is a travelogue that takes you through both external and internal landscapes. The understated screenplay lets the viewer empathize with the characters' experiences and insights. Truly moving. The only potential downside is that the Camino may now become overrun with tourists.
|9/10||susan.bond.hurka@ - first review|
8.12.2011 - age: 50+
Surprise, surprise... No violent, no brutality or explicit sex, yet the audience is glued to the screen. I cried, I laughed and deeply enjoyed every minute of it. Something to chew for several days after.
|9/10||elka.kesik@ - 3 reviews|
7.12.2011 - age: 50+
It certainly was a mastepiece, I have not thouhght of anything else since. I first viewed it I am 65 years old and I can only hope that I can make this pilgrimage some day. If you have an email for Mr. Estevez or Mr. Sheen or their agents I would like to get any information they could spare.
|10/10||jimearnshaw@ - first review|
3.12.2011 - age: 50+ - 2 replies
The movie had a lot of emotion and a good moral theme. No swearing, no sex and no violence and a good story with lots of emotion. The film quality was poor which may have been the fault of the theatre.
|8/10||realtorrachel@ - 23 reviews|
3.12.2011 - age: 50+
I liked the characters, the theme and the landscape. Like is as far as I can go. I went to this film thinking I might be born again but it never happened. I didn't feel very sad and I wasn't very inspired. I admit there was a sweet simplicity amoung the characters. They were all very human.
|6/10||johnpatterson42@ - 3 reviews|
2.12.2011 - age: 36-49
I thought the movie was definitely worth seeing. The dialogue at times was a bit stilted. The scenery, magnificent. It is certainly predictable, nonetheless I enjoyed the characters, magnificent. Scenery, and the spiritual journey.
|7/10||helenl8@ - 83 reviews|
2.12.2011 - age: 50+
This could have just as easily been a flop, but it was brilliantly directed and photographed. All my emotions were tapped - laughter, crying, pity, dismay, understanding and empathy. The characters were well developed and unusual, which I thought helped Martin out as his character was a bit rough in its portrayal. A film not to be missed.
|9/10||numinor@ - 2 reviews|
29.11.2011 - age: 50+
Enjoyed every minute of it. Having read, and been to conferences re Compostelle, it was with great pleasure that I followed the Way, and enjoy the scenery, see the different towns or villages where they stopped. As for the actors' acting, they were all very endearing, from different walks of life, what a bunch! This movie is about humanity, with its good and bad sides, an inspiring movie. I left the theater feeling good and walking at a fast pace, just like on the camino. Buen camino!
|8/10||reneefran@ - 33 reviews|
26.11.2011 - age: 50+
One of the best movies I have seen this year. Director Emilio Estevez really did a very impressive job. The Way is a wonderful journey through France and Spain landscapes. This movie is intelligent, touching and filled with humanism. It succeeds in communicating the very essence of a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella. Script was brilliant and acting was exceptional. Martin Sheen probably plays one of his greatest roles. In my opinion, this movie should be an Oscar nominee... Don't miss it!
|10/10||bernlarouche@ - 53 reviews|
25.11.2011 - age: 36-49
Great scenery, even better character development.
|8/10||peter_quaiattini@ - first review|
24.11.2011 - age: 36-49
Been waiting to see this film since 2010 TIFF when it was first introduced. Thumbs up with the storyline, terrific acting by the ensemble cast, especially the actor who played Yosh, the Dutchman. Would like to do the Camino de Santiago walk someday as one of my bucket list.
|8/10||karen_lett@ - 361 reviews|
22.11.2011 - age: 36-49
Years from now people will look back on this film and say "Wow, what have missed? " How is it this picture didn't get more attention when it first came out? Well I'm saying that now, after just coming back from seeing it. Any film that can make you cry and bring you to places within one's self that few films go, deserves high marks indeed. Bravo Emilio and father Martin. You did good fellas. Real good.
|10/10||phl222@ - 22 reviews|
21.11.2011 - age: 50+
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