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Return to Me Reviews

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Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 21, 2001
Return to sender. Except for David Duchovny.
| Original Score: C
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Old-fashioned as all get-out, Return to Me is swathed in an unabashed feel-good tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
So innocent, so naive, so sweet and sincere, that you must leave your cynicism at the door or choose another movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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David Germain
Associated Press
January 1, 2000
The film builds an implausible scenario into a credible and utterly charming romantic comedy.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Return to Me manages to disarm with its charm and delight with its bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Al Brumley
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
First-time director Bonnie Hunt has taken what could have been an incredibly sappy story and used her sense of comedic timing to fashion a date flick that even the guys might enjoy.
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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.
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Robert Horton
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Duchovny is surprisingly out-of-joint with the romantic atmosphere.
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Keith Simanton
Seattle Times
January 1, 2000
It's a genuine attempt at a genuine movie.
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Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
An exceedingly pleasant, wistful romantic romp.
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January 1, 2000
This film is energized by excellent performances.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
This PG-rated trifle is the perfect movie to take your parents to see without fear of embarrassment.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
January 1, 2000
Return to sender.
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Renders a bland, mall-bought local flavor.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Easily the most sane and encouraging romantic comedy since the far more polished, but equally expansive and ethnically flavored Moonstruck.
| Original Score: 3/4
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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.
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A highly entertaining romantic comedy that is so sweet, funny and charming.
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
David Duchovny and Minnie Driver star in a movie that almost seems like a godsend in this age of romantic-comedy schmaltz.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
It's the little things that make Return to Me worth a look. The small, sweet-funny touches and the offhanded, all-too-human moments are really the heart of this film.
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
You actually can care about the lovers, there's a fine sense of balance between humor and pathos in their story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 1, 2000
As light and fluffy as it is, Return to Me still proves surprisingly inviting, thanks to some canny direction by actress Bonnie Hunt in her filmmaking debut.
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Mark Magee
Toronto Star
January 1, 2000
You've got a romantic comedy that ain't much of either.
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
The movie suffers from a surfeit of affection.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
The alluringly deadpan Duchovny can make no headway with Driver.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
Ultimately too bland and safe.
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
There is a satisfying, old-fashioned Moonstruck sensibility at work.
| Original Score: 2.5/4