The Return (2003) Synopsis
Two brothers go on a fishing trip with their long-lost father in the wilds of Russia.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The minimalist style keeps the suspense warm. The movie is unusual among teen horror flicks in that it largely avoids the usual cheap...
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
London-born director Asif Kapadia's second feature, following 2001's critically acclaimed "The Warrior," is a slow, low-key supernatural...
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Entertainment Weekly

Mellow -- nay, snoozy -- atmospherics trump actual scares, and it makes almost zero sense.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
While Adam Sussman's screenplay can be admired for its emphasis on subtle atmospherics rather than cheap scares, it is a gimmicky slog of...
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Austin Chronicle

By Steve Davis
A welcome antidote to most of the crap that for passes today for horror and other supernaturally themed movies.
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A large step backwards for a promising director and far from the return we'd been hoping for.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Since Adam Sussman's script is as lazy as Asif Kapadia's direction is disjointed, nothing ever makes sense, even after the anticlimatic...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
As B-level suspensers go, though, The Return isn't actively awful -- just slow and cursed with a lead who acts with her t-shirt.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Sarah Michelle Gellar is not faring well as a horror-movie scream queen. Gone are the attitude, wit and verve she used to routinely display...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
At the heart of The Return is a murder that even the most bumbling homicide investigator could have solved in about 12 seconds.
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Where is this movie going?

By madmax46
The plot is revealed in the last few minutes but should have been developed throughout the movie.  A lot of shaky and unsteady camera shots from the victims perspective makes some scenes...

The worst movie ever

By movie__lover1
The movie was terrible it was all over the place and it didnt really make sense.  the previews make it out to be such a thriller i am still waiting for the suspense....


By Paulfrank98
This movie is great I can not wait to see this movie on DVD. When I was looking for showtime for this movie I saw the other ratings and I almost did not want to go and then I told myself that...

Liked It!

By HelloItsMe
This is a thinker's movie. Not fast-paced but interesting. You have to pay attention, and when you do the surprises mount. If you don't like thinking, you won't like this one. Loved the ending!...

The Return

By bdog15
This movie sucked this was Sarah's worst movie ever & I really like her...

If ya dont think so good, dont see this

By bgjm
This is a thinking movie. I loved it. So did my partner, who hates alot of movies. Is so-so scary. Not horror! Good story, kept me going. Whole audience seemed to like alot. Give it a try. If...

Good way to kill a few hours...

By zmzmkt
As a sales rep for a trucking firm, Joanna experiences increasingly troubling and violent hallucinations when she draws near to a small Texas town. She traces the beginning of her disturbances to a...

I thought...

By emmalija
it was amazing...

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Rated PG-13 | For violence, terror and disturbing images