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The Way is a powerful and inspirational story about family, friends, and the challenges we face while navigating this ever changing and complicated world. Martin Sheen plays Tom, an irascible American doctor who comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France to collect the remains of his adult son (played by Emilio Estevez), killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking The Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of Saint James. Rather than return home, Tom decides embark on the historical pilgrimage to honor his son's desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesn't plan on, is the profound… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Okay, since the destination is preordained, what does the script do en route? Estevez's answer is two-fold: minor episodic adventures + incessantly repeated montages."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"With "The Way," writer-director Emilio Estevez has made a respectable failure."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Emilio Estevez directs a road-trip movie with a different twist: The characters are all walking. 'The Way' refers to the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, a Catholic pilgrim's journey that reaches 550 miles across France and northern Spain."
‑ Linda Cook, KWQC-TV (Iowa)
"Martin Sheen shines in a beautifully made, unforced tale of spiritual reawakening and self-discovery that is as life-affirming as it is entertaining."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"The Way moves both the heart and the soul with its deeply spiritual exploration into grief and pilgrimage."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"Estevez takes full advantage of the beautiful mountain scenery, dramatic skies and ancient architecture to give us moments of quiet wonder."
‑ Bruce Demara, Toronto Star
"It could have come out sentimental, but doesn't. The secret is the matter-of-factness."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Emilio Estevez hasn't just been making wine lately. His film The Way, an inspirational drama, is a thoughtful travel pic worth seeing."
‑ Amy Curtis, We Got This Covered
"The Way is inspiring, cathartic, poetic, hopeful, and makes you want to throw on a backpack, start walking and find yourself."
‑ Blake Howard, 2UE That Movie Show
"Estevez and Sheen combine in a touching father-son tale of grief and reconciliation."
‑ Don Groves,
"Heartfelt if occasionally plodding."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
""The Way" is overly earnest and clumsily directed by Emilio Estevez (the non-prodigal son of Sheen). Yet it is nonetheless effective in evoking empathy and introspection."
‑ Kerry Lengel, Arizona Republic
"Easygoing, touching, and a nice vehicle for Martin Sheen"
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"The Way is a serene experience that prefers to take you by the hand rather than drag you by the foot."
‑ Liam Maguren,
"It's not quite a road movie nor a real redemption story, nor a buddy movie; it's a diary where the journey is more important than the getting to the destination"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
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