From Darkness to Redemption: 'The Way Back' Hollywood Movie Review

Ben Affleck as Jack Cunningham in The Way Back

Jack Cunningham, a former high school basketball phenom, is given a chance at redemption when he is asked to coach his alma mater's struggling team.

Jack coaching his team in The Way Back

Jack must overcome his own personal demons, including alcoholism and grief, in order to help his team succeed.

Jack bonding with one of his players in The Way Back

Jack forms a special bond with one of his players, Brandon Wilson, who is struggling with his own challenges.

Jack's team winning a game in The Way Back

Jack's team starts to win games, and the players begin to develop into a cohesive unit.

Jack facing his past in The Way Back

Jack is forced to face his past when he runs into his former high school coach, who was responsible for his downfall.

Jack giving a speech to his team in The Way Back

Jack gives a passionate speech to his team about overcoming adversity and never giving up on their dreams.

Jack's team celebrating a victory in The Way Back

Jack's team wins the championship game, and Jack is finally able to redeem himself.

Jack and Brandon Wilson hugging in The Way Back

Jack and Brandon Wilson share a hug after the championship game, symbolizing the bond they have formed and the second chance they have both been given.