Monday, August 31, 2020

The Way Back, 2020 - ★★★½

Totally forgot to review this movie months ago. Affleck is the nucleus of a serviceable sports film that focuses more on off court issues of battling alcohol addiction. Some of the addiction scenes seem a bit over the top and there's a lot of predictability to the arc of the basketball season but Ben is on-point and gives a great performance. I thought the divorce story-line is a bit forced and shoe-horned into the story but overall I had a good time watching Gavin O'Connor's latest sports film.