Return to Sender Reviews

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August 16, 2019
Despite its occasional missteps, this hybrid of Gone Girl and Misery is bizarrely compelling.
May 10, 2019
Even Rosamund Pike is recycling her performance, and she knows it; it's simply a Gone Girl rip off that will lose even the most forgiving viewer in the third act.
April 5, 2019
There is nothing that can save it, not even the star quality of Rosamund Pike herself. If only Return to Sender could itself be sent right back to the studio from whence it came.
February 24, 2016
Return to Sender is an equally repulsive and dreadful movie that deserves to be more than spoiled -- it should be murdered, buried, and never discussed again.
December 2, 2015
The audience, though, will surely guess the twist which is coming.
October 7, 2015
Whilst there's probably not enough story here to warrant the film's admittedly short running time, when it reaches its heightened emotional ending, you have to hand it to screenwriters Patricia Beauchamp and Joe Gossett for trying something different.
September 23, 2015
Her performance makes this film digestible, but also makes us yearn for her to receive better roles in the future.
September 6, 2015
... a slow-burn female payback thriller in the tradition of Siegel's 'Beguiled' and Miike's masterful 'Audition' ... definitely deserved better than being summarily shipped to Vido-on-Demand Land.
August 27, 2015
the filmmakers keep the film's narrative trajectory purposefully muddy, which has the potential to create real intrigue-if you go into the film fully blind
August 22, 2015
Because sometimes subtle symbolism needs repeating... she waits for a return visit from her rapist by tending her front garden.
August 21, 2015
More sleazy than suspenseful, the film attempts to navigate some dark and morally complex territory while lacking the justification for doing so.
August 17, 2015
Sub-par direction ruins whatever creativity and originality could be gleaned from the film's odd approach to the rape-revenge formula.
August 14, 2015
In a bland and lifeless, wishy-washy state, "Return to Sender" proves to be nothing but dead air, an entirely too predictable, slow-paced, and misguided genre effort.
August 14, 2015
Pike and audiences alike deserve far better than this agonizingly pointless and amateurishly made exploitation flick. Just take the title's advice.
August 14, 2015
[It] seems to exist only to answer the unasked question "What would "I Spit on Your Grave" have been like if the main character had been Martha Stewart?"
August 13, 2015
Mikati never settles on whether he's steering an identity crisis drama or an exploitative vengeance fantasy.
August 13, 2015
For most of the way, "Return to Sender" merges creepy and sexy to good effect, thanks to a close-to-the-vest performance by Rosamund Pike, the missing wife of "Gone Girl."
August 13, 2015
Neither director Fouad Mikati nor writers Patricia Beauchamp and Joe Gossett seem to have found a new angle [on the rape-revenge genre].
August 13, 2015
The plot twist is telegraphed far in advance, and everything in between is an unpleasant waiting game of watching a rape survivor warm up to her rapist...Please forward Return to Sender to the trash.
August 12, 2015
Pike phones in a reprise of her Oscar-nominated "Gone Girl" performance, complete with brittle perfection and a loose screw.
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