Return to Montauk (2017)



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Critic Reviews for Return to Montauk

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

Wolff cuts a fascinating if frustrating figure, and you wish the film would spend a bit more time teasing out who she is, how she lives, and what she sees in a bore like Max.

Feb 17, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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[An] emotionally inert drama about an author trying to reanimate the past.

Feb 15, 2017 | Full Review…

"Return to Montauk" is Volker Schlöndorff's tasteful, high-minded Euro-literate version of a Lifetime Movie - and I mean that (mostly) as a compliment.

Feb 15, 2017 | Full Review…

It's main story-line is a mess, too intellectual to tug at the heart strings and too wordy to accurately capture emotion.

Nov 1, 2017 | Full Review…

Sadly this Colm Tóibín-assisted effort has none of the warmth of his best work.

Oct 13, 2017 | Full Review…

... Return to Montauk is utterly absorbing.

Sep 28, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Return to Montauk


A mildly interesting (if not at all memorable) character study that benefits from strong performances (especially Nina Hoss) and displays a mature understanding of the personal conflict faced by a self-centered man who wants to relive an old romance from his past.

Carlos Magalhães
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