Return
Return (2012)

Back from a tour of duty, Kelli (Linda Cardellini) can't wait to rejoin her old life in the Rust Belt town in which she's always lived. She's ready to experience the old feelings of everyday life-the carpet under her bare feet,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 10, 2012
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84%
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40%



Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

The writer-director is Liza Johnson, an artist, making her first picture and doing it with considerable grace.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Sincerity and restraint can be good things in independent movies, but not when you run the risk of putting the audience to sleep...

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Richard Haridy
Quickflix

Return is a commendable, genuine, and simple drama that effectively highlights the intrinsic trauma soldiers face when trying to come to terms with the reality of life back home.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

This quiet, naturalistic film has a classical arc and a lingering sting.

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

With its modest scale and sharp observations, writer-director Liza Johnson's first feature has the quiet impact of a short story.

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Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine

Skipping the usual flashbacks-and-cold-sweats cliches, Return has an understated power, even if the story traverses pretty well-trodden ground.

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Dana Stevens
Slate

Finally someone has written a really good role for Linda Cardellini -- a big, prickly, demanding role that puts her onscreen in literally every scene -- and it's a thrill to watch her operating at full throttle.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

You admire these characters for their considerable resilience while understanding that even the best-intentioned people can break under the stress.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

This is a quiet, honourable, carefully paced little independent movie, like a Sundance Institute coda to The Deer Hunter.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
"Return" starts with Kelli(Linda Cardellini) coming home to Ohio after serving overseas in the army for a year. In the meantime, her husband… More
Daniel Parsons
Understated, impressive performance from Linda Cardellini. Review soon.