Return Synopsis
An Army reservist has trouble relating to her husband and children after returning from deployment.
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Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Return is almost too underdramatized to seem like a piece of today's zoomy entertainment, but its anxieties-the bare cupboards, the vague...
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New York Magazine (Vulture)

By David Edelstein
There are a couple of hundred instances in which Johnson or her actors could take condescending short cuts and slip into white-trash...
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
In this stratum of Middle American society during wartime and hardship, the movie suggests, life is tough and challenging. You admire these...
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Los Angeles Times

With its modest scale and sharp observations, writer-director Liza Johnson's first feature has the quiet impact of a short story.
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Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
As director Liza Johnson understands, simply being over there changes someone, no matter if anything unusually traumatic happened to the...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Johnson's feel for the rhythms of reconnection are steady, and she and her fine actors make Return one of only a handful of films to...
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Total Film

By James Mottram
Reversing his "Take Shelter" role, Michael Shannon convinces as her grounded husband and "Mad Men's" John Slattery offers good support as a...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Return comes briefly to life when John Slattery of "Mad Men'' turns up as an acerbic yet sympathetic reclusive drunk whom Kelli meets...
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Village Voice

By Nick Pinkerton
Firmly in the unassuming indie vein, Return treads lightly and leaves little imprint.
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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Ms. Cardellini plays it like a zombie, and she isn't helped by all the loitering camera angles and repetitive close-ups of her head framed...
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By dmcany
This is more than a war movie. It explores alienation is beautifully subtle and brilliant scenes. The cinematography, costuming, acting, character development are all spectacular. Don't miss it in...

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Rated NR