Homecoming Reviews

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Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
July 17, 2009
A silly, low-rent mash-up of Misery and Fatal Attraction, featuring neither the clever psychology of the former nor the layers of emasculation and consequence of the latter.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Ella Taylor
Village Voice
July 15, 2009
If nothing else, Homecoming should effectively squelch any movie-star ambition on the part of Mischa Barton, though the camera is more than usually attentive to her cleavage.
July 17, 2009
You can tell where this is all going, and the familiarity wouldn't be so bad if this cast could have some fun with the cliches. Alas, these CW stars pout and frown and yell, while lumbering and plodding through the Stephen King/Rob Reiner playbook.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio
May 1, 2010
This ripoff of "Misery" will make you miserable. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook
July 17, 2009
The movie takes a premise that might have served as the basis of a weepy romantic drama and turns it into something very different, but no less insulting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
July 22, 2009
Too lazy, preposterous and inane to even be considered as a guilty pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
July 13, 2009
Pitched halfway between legitimately self-aware slasher camp and--shudder--a sincere relationship thriller, Homecoming hardly seems worth the hour-and-half effort at first.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
July 17, 2009
As ineffectual police work and broken feet stack up, the silliness gets out of hand.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Diva Velez
TheDivaReview.com
July 17, 2009
When is a movie remake not a movie remake? When the filmmakers involved know what they've made is so wretched they don't dare admit it. The most oblivious MTV viewer won't miss the blatant plagiarism.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
July 17, 2009
Everything, including the ending, plays out exactly as you'd expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
July 17, 2009
Teen thriller/romance is gory but ho-hum. Skip it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
July 17, 2009
Rooted by a nice sense of place but, much like its real life namesake, Homecoming isn't age-appropriate for everyone -- maybe just those in high school, or barely removed. Others will likely find the familiarity more humdrum than effectively nostal
Full Review | Original Score: C
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 12, 2010
...there is so little new or innovative about it that if you're a normal moviegoer, you've seen it all before.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
July 16, 2009
Nothing in the film is truly, laughably bad, but then -- unlike this year's Obsessed -- nothing is campily entertaining, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
July 17, 2009
Homecoming is coldly efficient for what it is. But what it is is trash.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
July 15, 2009
Competent but unimaginative.
October 7, 2009
Rent Obsessed instead. That one you can at least laugh at.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
July 20, 2009
Neither trashy nor self-consciously funny enough to make its genre-trapped ludicrousness sing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
July 16, 2009
A bizarre mash-up of Fatal Attraction and Stephen King's Misery, with so many risible premises that it's hard to know where to begin.
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