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The Return Reviews

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Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times
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The Return universally fails to establish any sense of reality, which makes it hard to register when Joanna's world starts falling apart.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

November 13, 2006
Scott Weinberg

Austerely directed but shamelessly dry, uneventful and derivative.

Full Review Source: FEARnet | Original Score: 1.5/5

March 1, 2007
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Although it's being advertised as a horror movie, The Return actually invents a new genre: the bore-or movie.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 1/4

November 10, 2006
Anton Bitel

Too polished to be truly creepy, The Return has more than enough atmosphere to keep you watching - but nowhere near enough mystery.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3/5

June 12, 2007
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Sarah Michelle Gellar may have ditched the Grudge franchise, but her predilection for illogical horror continues with The Return.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

November 11, 2006
Eric D. Snider

A bleak, listless horror film that hews so closely in plot and tone to Gellar's The Grudge that it might as well be a sequel

Full Review Source: | Original Score: D

November 12, 2006
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.

Full Review Source: Beyond Hollywood

April 18, 2008
Brian Orndorf

I've not witnessed a more torturously boring, convoluted, and eye-wateringly moronic chiller this year.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: F

November 10, 2006
Kit Bowen

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

November 20, 2008
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

...merely a good ending in search of a proper build-up.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

November 24, 2006
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Gellar, who isn't bad with comedy, can't do drama, even in the chocolate-colored hair she wears this time.

| Original Score: 2/4

November 13, 2006
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

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

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

October 31, 2007
Peter Sobczynski

A film so formless and pointless that you may find yourself wondering who the target audience was supposed to be.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1/5

November 14, 2006
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

full review in Greek

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 1/5

January 14, 2007

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.

Full Review Source: UGO

March 24, 2007
Maidel Barrett
E! Online

Why is Sam Shepard in this movie?

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: C-

November 16, 2006
Jim Hemphill

Asif Kapadia's The Return is a visually sumptuous but emotionally stillborn thriller that may be a bit too modest for its own good.

| Original Score: 2/4

November 11, 2006
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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As B-level suspensers go, though, The Return isn't actively awful -- just slow and cursed with a lead who acts with her T-shirt.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 13, 2006
James Dyer
Empire Magazine

A large step backwards for a promising director and far from the return we'd been hoping for.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

January 15, 2007
Paul Greenwood
Future Movies UK

Full Review Source: Future Movies UK | Original Score: 2/10

January 13, 2007
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
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Urban Cinefile Critics
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October 18, 2008
Peter Bradshaw
January 20, 2007

Chicago Tribune
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November 18, 2006

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
November 22, 2006

Irish Times

January 19, 2007
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