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The Way Back

After escaping from a concentration camp in Siberia during WWII, a small and desperate group of prisoners (some of whom are played by Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell and Saoirse Ronan) walk over 4000 miles through unforgiving wilderness to try to find freedom and safety in India. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 133
Theater Release: 28 Jan 2011
Video Release: 22 Apr 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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The Way Back is rated PG-13: for violent content, depiction of physical hardships, a nude image and brief strong language.

Director: Peter Weir
Cast: Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Saoirse Ronan
Studio: 2011 Newmarket Films
Website: Official site for The Way Back.

Detailed Review

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Why Is The Way Back Rated PG-13?

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