The Returned (2014)
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Critic Reviews for The Returned
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.
Carballo also fails to capitalize on the climate of paranoia the script attempts to engender throughout.
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.
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.
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 ...
Audience Reviews for The Returned
Okay, i ended up liking this more than I thought. The plot and tension are decently layered. In an era when the market is flooded with zombie apocalypse movies, not many tackle the issue of a post-apocalyptic world. Its worth at least one watch even for the casual fan of this genre.
This was pretty good. People have cured zombie... sort of. They put the virus into a hibernating state, but only if they have not completely turned into zombies and they have to take their meds ever day. This movie is about what happens if there is a shortage scare of meds. People go pretty crazy. Very good. Psychological thriller.
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