A linear film about a doctor (Martin Sheen) who goes to France for the body of his son (Sheen’s real son, Emilio Estevez, who directed). To honor him and to shake his own life out of torpor (golf isn’t enough), he carries the ashes on a foot trek down the famous pilgrim road to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Sheen has seldom done better work, including a memorable drunk scene. By not pitching tourism or Catholicism too hard and by showing remarkable places and engaging seekers, the story is humane in a sauntering, almost documentary way. 2011.

3.0 stars

— David Elliott

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