The Return
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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 trucking company. But, her private life has been difficult. Estranged from her father, stalked by an obsessed ex-boyfriend, and with few friends, Joanna fears that she is losing control. She sees and feels the brutal murder of a young woman she's never met at the hands of a heartless killer--a man who appears to be making Joanna his next target. Determined to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 16%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Adam Sussman's script is so thin you can see right through it."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"Mellow -- nay, snoozy -- atmospherics trump actual scares, and it makes almost zero sense."
‑ Gregory Kirschling, Entertainment Weekly
"This low-key supernatural thriller, illogical as it is, offers a brief respite from the gruelling Saws and Hostels of the world."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"Too polished to be truly creepy, The Return has more than enough atmosphere to keep you watching - but nowhere near enough mystery."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
"Austerely directed but shamelessly dry, uneventful and derivative."
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
"It's gripping stuff and deeply enjoyable."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"This murky psychological horror effort is not likely to inspire a return."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"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."
‑ Brian Holcomb, Beyond Hollywood
"The Return is a slow burn that's often way too slow, feeling stretched to meet a running time that's still under 90 minutes."
‑ Brian Tallerico, UGO
"Stick to vampires, Buffy."
‑ Aaron Lupton, Rue Morgue Magazine
"[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."
‑ Keith Phipps, AV Club
"Time-killer chiller reps an undistinguished U.S. debut for U.K. helmer Asif Kapadia, though the undernourished script may be most at fault."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"A bland affair with a few clever twists here and there."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"a low point in the on-going battle to scare U.S. teens from their allowances"
‑ Keith Breese,
"[The Return] isn't creepy enough to really work properly and there's an over-reliance on sudden soundtrack noises in place of actual scares."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
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