good suspense through out, but TOO long sometimes and the Ending was a bit silly..!!
Amazing movie, based on an amazing real-life story. Set in WWII era, it follows the desperate trek of a small group of Siberian gulag-escapees from Siberia to their destination, India. Excellent acting, gorgeous scenery, gripping drama. I watched this twice in one week, which I never do with most movies unless they are exceptional, and got my two sons, 11 &14, to watch it, they loved it too (excellent history lesson!).
Only three stars from me. Many scenes have been filmed in a studio and one can actually see it. Filmed in Bulgaria and Morocco rather than in Mongolia and Siberia, etc. Contains one extra feature in which actors talk quite predictably about "great camaraderie, etc. Frankly, a disappointing movie; what would actually interest me would be a documentary about an achievement of a French man Cyril Delafosse-Guiramand (who lives in Canberra, apparently) who actually did the whole track on his own. Or an interview with Witold Glinski who actually did it in WWII.
This movie is simply not serious enough. I am a discerning viewer, not good enough for me, try harder next time, Mr Weir!
This was the best film i have seen for a long time
Can Peter Weir do no wrong? Whilst it's certainly not the strongest in his canon, it's still a beautifully shot, moving piece with top notch performances. Even his 'less brilliant than the others' movies are still essential viewing.
Great film. Worth the watching. Beautiful scenery and must see in blu-ray and see the special features.
Delightful scenery, great story and good acting.
An interesting show well done. 7/10. Worth watching.
This movie had me interested for a while, but then it became questionable how many K's someone could actually be capable of walking considering the conditions???
An absolutely GREAT movie, fantastic storyline made better because it's based on real events. I agree that it does just begin to drag on, but it's as though Peter Weir also realised that and wrapped up the film around that time also. Watch it - you won't regret it! Steve
Really great movie - but yes drags on a little - still worth the watch though!
Great story, great acting - just went on a bit too long!
great visuals,interesting period of history,perhaps a little slow,definition of all characters could have been deeper...but on the whole ...not a bad film
A very powerful, well cast and brilliantly acted movie.
good but way too long and over earnest
an excellent and all inspiring film that i'd recommend to anyone that likes a good storyline in there movies with great acting an an epic journey, i rate this flick 8 outta 10
only just a 3. Nice cinematography, solid cast, but boring plot, they had nothing to work with.
Survival of the human spirit, unbelievable photography and kept me captivated to the very last step.