The Returned Reviews

February 19, 2014
Cuttingly sharp and incisive SF horror; a chillingly polite film about the fascism that rises quickly up in a moment of fearful crisis.
February 18, 2014
A zombie movie in which the normal people are to be feared. Modest in scope, but very effective.
February 17, 2014
The Returned is a zombie movie without the zombies, generating scares through social commentary and human nature, which actually makes for a welcome change of pace.
February 14, 2014
Refreshingly intelligent, subversive and psychologically terrifying. It's much more than your average zombie film.
February 14, 2014
Carballo offsets the lack of surprise with such efficient suspense builders as propulsive music, ambient noise, realistic lighting and judicious handheld camerawork while efficiently explaining the science and politics behind what is happening.
February 13, 2014
Doesn't overwhelm, but it manages a smart tone of dread mixed with panic, reviving stale elements by attacking the subject matter from an unusual point of view.
February 13, 2014
One of the most original, entertaining, and creepy zombie movies of recent years.
February 12, 2014
...worthwhile, but could have been so much better with another polish or two.
February 12, 2014
The concept of vigilantism zombie-style raises sympathy for the would-be monsters who just want a normal life, turning the genre on its ear.
February 12, 2014
This is a smart, intense, and frequently tragic horror story.
February 11, 2014
Carballo squeezes an impressive amount of exposition into news reports and medical briefings, but Holden-Ried's and Hampshire's performances are what ground the film ...