The Return
The Return (2006)

Joanna Mills is a tough young Midwesterner determined to learn the truth behind the increasingly terrifying supernatural visions that have been haunting her. She has made a successful career for herself as sales representative for a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 27, 2007
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Critic Score
16%
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User Score
32%



Critic Score: 16% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Unoriginality may be an acceptable risk in the Horror genre, but boredom is never okay.

Nigel Floyd
Time Out

Adam Sussman's script is so thin you can see right through it.

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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly

Mellow -- nay, snoozy -- atmospherics trump actual scares, and it makes almost zero sense.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

This low-key supernatural thriller, illogical as it is, offers a brief respite from the gruelling Saws and Hostels of the world.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

It's gripping stuff and deeply enjoyable.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

This murky psychological horror effort is not likely to inspire a return.

Brian Holcomb
Beyond Hollywood

Built from spare parts left over by American remakes of Japanese copies of "Ringu", "The Return" is at least two steps removed from the first generation copy.

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

[The Return is] more haunting than it has any right to be, thanks to its love of long, lonesome highways and the way the violence of the past bleeds into the present.

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Dennis Harvey
Variety

Time-killer chiller reps an undistinguished U.S. debut for U.K. helmer Asif Kapadia, though the undernourished script may be most at fault.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A bland affair with a few clever twists here and there.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
Most people put this in the category of supernatural thriller, well it didn't thrill me. To me the best part of the movie was the 2 car wrecks at the end.… More
Nicki Marie
Very disappointing. A drab looking brunette Sarah Michelle Gellar running around a small town, having flashes about the death or some woman who may or may not… More
Dead Angel
Some scenes were <b>really</b> scary. Nice movie.
Steve B.
This wasn't as bad as I'd anticipated. Not a fan of Ms. Gellar, so that's always a bad sign, but she didn't suck in this. It was nice to see… More
Lady D'arbanville
Utterly boring throughout, which is a shame because I feel a lot more could have been made from this storyline. I can?t really call this an anti-climax as that… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
Gosh, what a boring and confusing movie! Sarah Michelle Gellar has visions of a murder she may have witnessed as a little girl. She goes back to her childhood… More

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