Return to Paradise


Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22

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Critic Reviews

  1. Though the Strick-Robinson script is solid from line to line, the film's plot is finally too implausible for anyone to rescue.
  2. Instead of a gripping, conscience-bending thriller, Paradise plods along, determined to be some sort of master chess game ruminating on personal and cultural value systems and the complex and often contradicting facets of loyalty, honesty, friendship, love, responsibility, self-preservation, and exploitation.
  3. Washington Post
    Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Unfortunately, the dramatic potential of such a moral quandary is left largely unmined in director Joseph Ruben's monotonous parlor game of will-he-won't-he. [14 Aug 1998, Pg. N.39]

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