The Way Back

The Way Back

Byr Gavin O'Connor

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 2020-03-06
  • Rate: R
  • Lenght: 1h 48min
  • Director: Gavin O'Connor
  • Producer: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 19.99
From 76 Certification


Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck) once had a life filled with promise. In high school, he was a basketball phenom with a full ride to college, when suddenly, for reasons unknown, he walked away from the game, forfeiting his future. Now years later, Jack is stuck in a meaningless job and drowning in the alcoholism that cost him his marriage and any hope for a better life. When he is asked to coach the basketball team at his alma mater, which has fallen far since his glory days, he reluctantly accepts, surprising no one more than himself. As the boy starts to come together as a team and win, Jack may have finally found a reason to confront the demons that have derailed him. But will it be enough to fill the void, heal the deep wounds of his past, and set him on the road to redemption?




  • Solid

    By CoreyReviews
    It’s a solid. There’s nothing wrong with the film. Solid writing and directing and honestly Ben Affleck gives his greatest and most honest performance yet. Oscar-worthy for sure. Only issue is that it’s crazy predictable and it’s beat-by-beat just like any fall from grace sports drama. Possibly a tad bit too depressing at times too. Overall still solid and worth a watch. A great cable movie.
  • Ben Affleck vs Alochol times Dawn of Justice

    By Nicholas becerra
    Ben Affleck is truly amazing in this basketball sports movie. This movie is kinda like his life because Ben is a Alocholic in real life so this sports movie/hard-hitting drama about the risks of being a Alocholic is just what i needed in a film like this.
  • Pretty Good

    By glottolotto
    This movie is getting hate for unknown reasons tbh. I will say the story takes a strange turn toward the end but all in all it’s a nice recovery movie. Ben Affleck shines as usual.
  • We loved it

    By Brooksthief
    They do a nice job of highlighting his journey with basketball as the background, not the main story. 3 of us watched and 3 of us loved
  • Can I have a refund

    By Zalo$&@
    The movie was all over the place.
  • The Way Back

    By Dreety555
    Very well made film, Ben Afflecks 2nd best performance in my opinion.
  • Maybe Cliche but an Outstanding Emotional Sport Film

    By Sinception
    I personally suggest you all to stay from the trailers, even though they do well on not spoiling the plot. Yes it’s about a troubled man who’s offered to coach a high school team and he has some obstacles ahead of him. I personally wish the soundtrack was better. The performances especially Ben Affleck’s are amazing. Sadly I doubt he gets any recognition for it from how underrated already this movie is. I personally think it’s very well edited and paced, I found myself engaged in the story and not bored. I’m extremely satisfied the third act wasn’t predictable and how most audience would expect it to be, I found it very subtle and realistic, stayed true to the character and logical rather than a cheesy ending. I think the twists or hidden subplots work perfectly. I personally highly recommend it and give it 8/10. My Rating system; 10 = My fav of all time 9 = A must see in theaters or IMAX 8 = Worth seeing and owning a copy 7 = Worth seeing/streaming 6 = Meh, forgettable 5 = Failed! 1 = A disaster in film history!
  • Save. Your. Money.

    By Matsi6824
    Is it a basketball movie? Not really. Is it a movie about recovery? Not really. Is it a movie about facing your past? Not really. Is it the movie you see in the previews where you feel like you will cry and stand up and cheer all at the same time? Not. At. All. Pick a lane and stay there. They tried to do too much and failed. Lame.
  • Good not Great

    By Queezon
    Ben is amazing..... script falls flat toward the end
  • Raw and Riveting

    By cucumber3
    Ben Affleck takes viewers on an emotional roller coaster that is both moving and raw. Highly recommended - Affleck at his best!