The Return Reviews

August 20, 2004
To any masochist who's been pining for all those cliched tropes associated with Russian cinema -- ponderous pacing and arcane symbolism shot through a lens darkly -- this will seem a welcome blast from the past.
May 27, 2004
Mystery and menace abound...but at 106 minutes, The Return feels like a short story that's a few pages too long
May 14, 2004
Strip away the portentous style and lush views of nature in The Return and all you've got is a slender nightmare of a family gone haywire in an outing that turns into survival camp.
January 15, 2004
Winner of the Golden Lion at last year's Venice Film Festival, Andrei Zvyagintsev's macho endurance test The Return is an abject lesson in abject parenting.