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Return to Paradise Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 24, 2006
It's a painful prospect, to be sure, and Sheriff, in particular, insists he's no hero, but the next hour or so of handwringing conjures little suspense.
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July 12, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 11, 2001
What if director Joseph Ruben didn't resort to B-movie suspense tricks? What if the fine cast wasn't saddled with a shamelessly contrived script by Wesley Strick and Bruce Robinson?
February 14, 2001
If it's to be experienced at all, Return to Paradise is best seen as a lively piece of pulp, not a profound exploration of the vagaries of the human soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
The real discovery ... is Vince Vaughn, who didn't make as much of a splash in Jurassic Park: The Lost World as he was expected to. Now he does.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
This is a major example of a good idea, one that could have worked, being submitted to a Hollywood tag-team makeover.
January 1, 2000
The best performance in the film belongs to Anne Heche, who continues to impress with her range. Her work here is passionate, and she effectively conveys the inner conflict of a woman whose divided loyalties tear at her soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Like Sheriff and Tony, we're pulled both ways by the story: We want them to go back and save Lewis, but we're not exactly sure we'd do the same. That's the Prisoner's Dilemma in a nutshell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Though the clock ticks relentlessly enough to sustain the story's tension, the film finally seems to be a character study in search of a gripping plot.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 14, 1998
Full Review | Original Score: B+