Long Way Round (2004) - Documentary, Adventure

Hohum Score

18

Watchable

This documentary series follows actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman on a motorcycle trip around the world. The two friends will travel through such places as Siberia, Kazakhstan, ...

IMDB: 8.7
Director:
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman
Length: 315 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-PG
Reviews: 5 out of 50 found boring (10%)

One-line Reviews (31)

What is engaging about these sequences is that the expedition members and the truck drivers labor side by side to create passable fords, or build log bridges.

totally absorbing .

The guys were great, and good at speaking to the camera in an engaging way devoid of excessive ego or showboating.

Beautifully filmed, giving a 'warts and all' view, and yet emphasising how stunning these countries really are, and the people who live there.

Great entertaining travelogue.

It helps if you're a motorcycle fanatic like myself but even if not, this is greatly entertaining.

Fascinating and Addictive .

I highly recommend it.

The journey is very long and no more than a minute can be devoted to some of the interesting places they visited.

Self-Indulgent Garbage .

But possibly the most compelling element, surprisingly, had little to do with travel...

Very Enjoyable Documentary .

or "Long Way Round" Take your pick, they're both self-indulgent crap.

It is so funny to listen to there conversation, they are joking during the whole time even when they completely destroyed because of the unexpected circumstances.

It was fascinating watching what the crew go through before they go.

Another engaging sequence was their travail in eastern Russia, on the so-called "Road of Bones" where the entire expedition would have been stopped in its tracks, except for the assistance of Russian truck drivers in extremely tall and rugged vehicles who help them across rivers and patches of seemingly unsurpassable terrain.

Otherwise, a really enjoyable ride.

The actors and their bikes are outfitted with cameras and microphones so we get a candid opportunity to ride along on their exciting trip through far away places most of us will never visit.

A thoroughly enjoyable series.

What made the production entertaining was the great editing, and Charlie and Ewan who were interesting and funny.

), is a fascinating look at a celebrity's real life adventure around the globe.

Awesome - fun and riveting .

Stunning series.

Rather than waste your time on this, take your own bike out for a spin.

Since, I've watched a couple of McGregor films and have forgiven him for the Star Bores outings.

I did not see this broadcast on television as it was on a Sky channel, and again on the BBC, I watched it on DVD, and it is one of the most engaging documentary series ever made.

This all goes to make a fascinating insight into both a "land that TV documentaries forgot" and a relationship that is as real as the cultures they ride through.

Breathtaking imagery and editing are equalled only by the most engaging and exciting soundtrack I have ever heard attached to a simple documentary.

Fascinating and Addictive.

It's all about the people they meet and the fascinating and often moving experiences along the way.

We meet the American producer, a yuppie from Central Casting who we just know is in for a bad time, and the money continues to flow as the lads get fit, go to the pub, pop into the office for more hugs and fall off their bikes at really slow speeds in a field.