Returner (2002)



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In the year 2084, when humanity is decimated by a ruthless alien force, all hope lies in Milly (Anne Suzuki), a hardened young soldier, as she goes back in time to stop the invasion before it's too late. Ending up in present-day 2002, she appears in the middle of a gunfight as Miyamoto (Takeshi Kaneshiro), a mysterious mercenary, is breaking up a child-slave ring headed by Mizoguchi (Goro Kishitani), a ruthless Triad member with an uncanny thirst for blood. With bullets flying left and right, … More

Rating: R (for violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Kenya Hirata, Takashi Yamazaki
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 20, 2003
Samuel Goldwyn Films - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Returner

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (13)

A fourth-generation Terminator hand-me-down.

Full Review… | October 20, 2003
L.A. Weekly
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This irresistibly over-the-top delight remains truly original in spite of its debt to an array of cinematic chestnuts.

October 20, 2003
Seattle Times
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With little room for new ideas, the film must rely on the strength of its actors, and they're excellent across the board.

Full Review… | October 20, 2003
San Francisco Chronicle
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Returner was a huge hit in Japan, but this would- be sci-fi epic is soporific, shamelessly derivative and barely coherent by American standards.

October 20, 2003
New York Post
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This Japanese sci-fi actioner copies so many Hollywood hits that it should win an award from the Xerox Corp.

October 20, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
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The real reason to see this film is the scrappy rapport between Kaneshiro and Suzuki. They are so good together, you won't know whether to cheer or cry.

October 20, 2003
San Jose Mercury News
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