2.5

The Way Back

Drama Sport


 

Jack Cunningham is on the brink of self-destruction with alcohol when he's asked to coach the struggling basketball team of his old high school.

"The Way Back" has a sincerity problem in that it struggles to find a plotline to focus on for long enough so that we're given a chance to believe it. With so many narrative threads, one can be forgiven for questioning if this a sports team redemption movie, or a tale of addiction recovery, a drama about failing familial relationships, or a tearjerker about loss and grief? There are also glimpses of an underdeveloped mentoring fable. Show me the way to go home.

Anne Murphy

Wide Release 5th March 2020
Roadshow Films 108 mins