Return to Me Reviews

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Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
A charming romantic comedy tragically bogged down by the uncomfortable avoidance of its central plot point.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bob Bloom
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Susan Granger
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Top Critic
Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
The alluringly deadpan Duchovny can make no headway with Driver.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
This is a melodrama wrapped in a sitcom inside a Hallmark card.
Top Critic
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
As if aware they are imprisoned in the subplot of a terrible movie, actors Carroll O'Connor, Robert Loggia, Eddie Jones, William Bronder and Marianne Muellerleile have a near mutiny on screen.
Top Critic
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
The movie suffers from a surfeit of affection.
Top Critic
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
Return to Me may win your heart, but it will probably try to stick it in somebody else's body.
Top Critic
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 21, 2001
Return to sender. Except for David Duchovny.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dustin Putman
January 1, 2000
While Return to Me plays out, you are not bored, but you also are not as satisfied as you could be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Harvey S. Karten
January 1, 2000
An entirely formulaic piece of comedy-melodrama with scarcely a moment of real drama and featuring repartee engaged in by codgers without a genuine dab of wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Widgett Walls
January 1, 2000
Why does the film have to be two hours? Does no one hire an editor anymore?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Von Doviak
January 1, 2000
Predictable, sporadically engaging fable.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 1, 2000
Not a horrible movie, but not a good one either.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Top Critic
Robert Horton
January 1, 2000
Duchovny is surprisingly out-of-joint with the romantic atmosphere.
Francesca Dinglasan
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
Wholly predictable.
Erin Podolsky
TNT's Rough Cut
January 1, 2000
I could almost recommend Return to Me to the more saccharine of my acquaintances were it not for a sugary denouement.
Top Critic
Jessica Winter
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Renders a bland, mall-bought local flavor.
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Top Critic
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye
January 24, 2004
Kay Dickinson
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
Nitin Govil
January 1, 2000
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
January 1, 2000
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
February 7, 2003
Top Critic
Emanuel Levy
March 27, 2009

Irish Times
January 1, 2000

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
June 18, 2002
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