An excellent and inspiring story. Martin Sheen is so good here, and his supporting actors are excellent too.
Well worth watching - could see this movie again
We enjoyed this movie even though the disc kept stopping and jumping. Learned a lot about the Camino de Santiago walk.
very worth watching. realistic characters. would watch again.
This was a beautiful film! It certainly was not a "religious film" although yes, you do see churches and people do mention "God" (why it that a problem?). I really enjoyed the character development (part of the storyline) , but also the connectedness the story brings to the main character. Also stunning cinematography. 4 stars.
OK but nothing to write home about
really enjoyed this movie
What can I say - a must see movie!!!!!! Do yourself a favor put it on your queue you wont regret it.....
This was such a disappointing movie. It had a potentially moving story that was just not well orchestrated. The supporting characters were not believable nor very likeable and really downgraded the quality of the film. Martin Sheen's character seemed to stay on one dimension for too long and by the time he developed to a new level it was little too late and seemed out of place.
I can't stop talking bout this movie to my friends as it is inspiring, interesting and fabulous.
We all have our cross to bare. Sometime tragedy & unhappiness is the only thing that will push us into opening our awareness. A great journey with enjoyable characters, beautiful settings and cinematography. The emotion of the people and events were captured perfectly. Would love to take this journey would be amazing.
Engaging, quite moving by the end. Great performance by Martin Sheen who doesn't overdo it. A little reminiscent of Sean Penn's INTO THE WILD, particularly in the early scenes, but the film eventually finds its own voice. It's a shame the supporting characters & their 'motivations' are a bit flimsy but otherwise this is a well-crafted film.
I found Martin Sheen's character particularly convincing but felt the story could have been better, though it tries very hard. Lacking finesse that in the hands of more skilful director could have been possible, this movie is Emilo Estevez's baby and he was able to get some hefty financial sponsership for its making, by the looks, from the tobacco companies. And thanks to that, the ending was a little flat for one of the main characters. Anyway, a reasonably pleasant way to spend a couple of hours in front of the tv, but nothing to write home about.
Great story line, amazing scenery but the guts of the story was inspiring. Good acting and felt it sold itself well. What an undertaking to walk it for whatever reason or none in particular. Lovely how the people along the way helped out and helped round the story.
The gypsy's outlook was less religious and more spiritual, which is how to approach this film. Not too bad at all.
Religious clap trap . If you believe in the boggy man you'll love it. For the very weak minded.
Pretty uneventful but still enjoyable watching each character on their journey to discovery.
An Excellent film about a father finding out about his son and finding himself .
Beautiful and heartfelt. The scenery and sympathetic treatment of the pilgrims and the reasons that people go on the camino was handled in a very respectful manner. I know a woman who walked the camino from Granada to Santiago de Compostela, and on to the sea and wrote a book about it. It's called Sinning Across Spain by Ailsa Piper and I can thoroughly recommend it as well as the movie.
Loved this movie. Everyone in it was great. Should be more made like it.
A great story and good music background.
I really enjoyed the movie. Great scenery and very touching storyline. Would love to do the walk one day.
A wonderful and touching movie. Great performance by Martin Sheen. Well worth watching.
Lovely scenery but the story line is contrived and the characters too single-dimensional.
Great movie, even though I'm not religious, I would love to do the walk.
I've seen and read On The Road, it was overhyped American drivel. I liked this much better.
I specifically liked when his son would show up every now and then, it's very true that, loved ones show up after they die and visit you. For me it was my father, in crowded places and in cars passing me on the highway.
I don't know if it was spiritual or psychological, it doesn't matter, I just enjoyed seeing him again and saying goodbye.
Lovely movie makes you wont to do the 800km walk.Worth the watch.
A bit slow, mostly shows people talking while walking (on a religious pilgrimage). Perhaps will appeal to practising Catholics. To me it felt like a theatrical play, lots of talking. Overall Did not interest me, the only sort of likeable character was the fat Dutchman.
All the comments have been made by most of the positive reviews below...totally engrossing.....I'm gonna go and do the walk in 2015 on the strength of this film...inspiring
Beautiful scenery and a nice story about the friendship that develops between the four main characters as they make their way along the Camino, which each is completing for their own personal reasons and it becomes a quest for each of them to come to terms with what is lacking in each of their lives. The audio commentary with Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez and the Producer David Alexandrian is worth a listen on a second viewing as it explains the filming processes along the Camino
Until I watched this film, I wondered what the destination would be for our next 'big' holiday. This could be it!!
Not only a moving storyline, the scenery and architecture are just beautiful.
Terrific characters and relationships, a film I will watch again and hopefully visit the actual location for, one day.
This was a truely beatiful movie - one I think everyone should watch. The scenary is breathtaking in places, the characters, whilst all opposite in nature, blend well together. For once there is no violence or swearing (a tiny bit, but not really worth a mention) which makes for a great change! This was given a very special touch by Emilio Estevez, as only he seems to have. Really a 4 1/2 out of 5 from me.
It didnt have a lot of action but it was well done and enjoyable
The way was a great movie,but not worthy of a five star rating. The modern pilgrims had mobile phone coverage, and lived it up in a luxury hotel, after suffering being cooked for and wine with most meals! Worth a watch but not fantastic. Good look into the modern spirit and soul.
i found this movie a bit ordinary. I was expecting better as I love Martin Sheen but the relationships were less than believable and I understand the actual walk is extremely difficult and requires months of pre training. However other who watched it with me enjoyed it?
Enjoyed the interplay between the characters
Rarely do I watch a movie twice, but I'll watch this again soon.
A great viewing experience for viewers that are tired of the "Hollywood" treatment.Wonderful cast,great scenery and a very moving tale.
This is a wonderful story - everyone should watch this movie. When a young man dies while trying to walk El camino de Santiago his father chooses to do it for him, and carry his ashes to the end of the road. Not a totally new idea but beautifully presented here. This is a story of relationship, interaction, caring, sharing and love. No one remains unchanged. Emotions bubble to the top towards the end and my family were in tears, not really knowing why but understanding that the story had touched them. We all have our wilderness experiences in life, in one way or another - lets hope we all grow through it and come out the other end touched by something wonderful.
A traveller's nightmare is the cheery fellow-traveller who tags along and won't go away. Here Martin Sheen's character wants to be alone and he makes that entirely clear by his expressions and demeanour, but his taggers-on can't take a hint. Of course, it's no surprise that the relationships change along the way. That's interesting, but the continual images of them walking and walking become as tiring for the viewer as the walking is for the walkers. Not a lot else happens, so walking is about all there is to see.
Lomie from Tweed Heads. The Way is a truly lovely film. I didnt want it to end. Dont miss it - well worth watching.
Any Movie with Martin Sheehan is going to be good, a natural actor that hasn't lost it. A fair plot with compassionate treatment of a grieving father taking a trek to honour the untimely loss of a loved son. The movie however doesn't inspire me to take the Camino De Compastela walk.
At last a movie that is a pleasure to watch.I thought am I going to be able to sit through a two hour film , but at the end I wished it was only longer. This is not your usual Hollywood movie .
Beautiful story!!!Loved the acting and the scenery
This movie is a refreshing change from mainstream movies of today. It is a gentle tale of a man's inner journey as paralleled by his walk along the Camino de Santiago in Spain. It is a trail that has been tramped by pilgrims for centuries, but it is not only for the religious but for anyone seeking their spiritual self. He meets many and varied characters along the way, although the main ones are predictable streotypes such as the man from Amsterdam with drugs. However, there's plenty to like in this thoughtful film.
Enjoyable. Wonderful scenery and a range of colourful and (at times) annoying characters. Feel like giving the el camino de Santiago a go, although some of the accommodation doesn't look that appealing.
Pretentious and never-ending. Like a narcissist trying to empathise, this movie never quite feels genuine.
I do love a journey movie, and what better place than Spain & France. Inspirational. Almost makes me think that 800km isn't that far with scenery like that. Where are my hiking boots?
It's so enjoyable, and charms with ease. Thankfully it's not overly dramatic (where it so easily could have wandered into that trap) and Emilio and his father Martin in their respective roles as director and star try not to overwhelm but to enfold you into the spiritual journey of the characters, joined by a misfit cast that work so well together. It's not a perfect movie but I liked it so much I just had to give it 5 stars.
A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the "El camino de Santiago," and decides to take the pilgrimage himself. Enoyable. Martin Sheen is always great