The Returned
The Returned (2014)

Directed by Manuel Carballo, THE RETURNED is set in a post-zombie world where a treatment called the "Return Protein" can stop the spread of the virus if injected quickly after infection, but cannot cure it. With daily injections,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 30, 2014
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58%
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Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail

This is a serious, austere film that feels as if it's barely restraining the B-movie within. In the end, it fights itself to a draw.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Though an admirable shake-up of the typically overbearing, munch-intensive undead yarn, "The Returned" is still a far cry from the smarts-and-shocks zombie allegories George Romero mastered.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

Cuttingly sharp and incisive SF horror; a chillingly polite film about the fascism that rises quickly up in a moment of fearful crisis.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

Carballo also fails to capitalize on the climate of paranoia the script attempts to engender throughout.

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Rob Staeger
Village Voice

Carballo squeezes an impressive amount of exposition into news reports and medical briefings, but Holden-Ried's and Hampshire's performances are what ground the film ...

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Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews

A zombie movie in which the normal people are to be feared. Modest in scope, but very effective.

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Tomas Hachard
NPR

Pivotal scenes dive too deep into melodrama, and there's something inevitably sterile about a script that includes only scenes that propel the plot or provide obvious foreshadowing.

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Jay Stone
Canada.com

Director Manuel Carballo seems to be trying for the psychological unease of Blindness, or perhaps of something by Cronenberg, but it's never more than artificial terror wrapped in bland social commentary.

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Matt Donato
We Got This Covered

The Returned is a zombie movie without the zombies, generating scares through social commentary and human nature, which actually makes for a welcome change of pace.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
MisterYoda ?
three stars..