Return to Sender Reviews

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August 12, 2015
"Return to Sender" is unsatisfying on many levels, but its most egregious sin is how it opts for Lifetime Movie dullness instead of nail-biting sophistication.
August 12, 2015
Even with the dramatic buildup, Mikati hesitates to make Return to Sender an all-out revenge fantasy, and the characters are too sketchy for an effective psychological thriller.
August 10, 2015
Mikati fumbles the changes in tone, and all the patient character work doesn't make you care any deeper come the tricksy ending.
August 10, 2015
You can probably guess the twist from the trailer, but that doesn't detract from Pike's performance. In fact, with the suspense hobbled, the ball is entirely in her court. She plays it beautifully.
August 8, 2015
The kind of wholly misconceived thriller that begs asking precisely what its filmmakers were seeking to accomplish.
Top Critic
June 3, 2015
Rosamund Pike deserves better than this queasy exploitation pic, which plays as a belated dry run for "Gone Girl."
May 27, 2015
Weaponising those dark-pool eyes, Pike remains a preternatural beauty, but she deserves a vehicle that doesn't encourage us to suspect or loathe her for it.
May 25, 2015
Dubious ... a film with minimal psychological complexity and lots of unbelievable plotting ...
May 24, 2015
Pike is more than a match for any man and director Fouad Mikati taps into her icy zeal with aplomb.
May 22, 2015
The film has the feel of a glorified TV movie and lurches into Misery-style melodrama in its final reel.
May 22, 2015
It's queasy stuff.
May 21, 2015
The camera prowls menacingly through the interiors, but the writers seem too content with their improbable conceit to bother with back story or character arcs.
May 21, 2015
Predictable exploitation with little in the way of surprise.
May 21, 2015
For almost the entire running time of this movie, we have no idea what it is about. What is it trying to say? What sort of story is it trying to tell?
May 21, 2015
This intriguing drama takes on some darkly resonant themes with such an oddly bright and cheerful tone that it forces the audience to pay attention...
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