As a director, Estevez exhibits a bland visual sense, but he does manage to convey some of his scenic locations' multifaceted textures. Mostly, though, his dramatically inert, spiritually generic The Way seems like it was far more fun to shoot than it is to endure.
Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune
Here and there, the actor invests the kind of feeling that makes The Way come alive in human terms.
Andrew SchenkerSlant Magazine
The making of The Way must have been a nice moment for father and son, but why must the rest of us suffer?