‘The Way Back’: Ben Affleck’s Most Emotional Role Proves To Be His Comeback on Personal and Professional Front

Gavin O’Connor has given us a pair of stellar sports films in Miracle and Warrior along with an interesting character study of an autistic-accountant-assassin in 2016’s The Accountant led by a solid Ben Affleck.

To no one’s surprise, the two coming together again for a sports drama, The Way Back, which centers on a high school basketball team’s newly appointed coach who is a functioning alcoholic, results in a soberingly internal character study that subverts the genre in multiple ways.

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