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7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 74 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 74
  2. Negative: 19 out of 74

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  1. Feb 27, 2011
    10
    What A Great Psychological Thriller!!
    The Whole Cast Is Great, The Music Is Very Good, And The Plot Is Very Fun To Follow!
    Sarah Michelle Gellar Show's Us She CAN Act! :)
  2. Nov 19, 2010
    2
    The Return is aimless, muddled and honestly lacking of any kind of scare or suspense. On top of that, the twist is too hard to grasp, not to mention uninspired and it regrettably features one of the most demented and forgettable performances by horror queen Gellar. Youâ
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38

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 6 out of 16
  1. You may see scarier movies this year, but none so redolent of decomposition.
  2. 50
    The minimalist style keeps the suspense warm. The movie is unusual among teen horror flicks in that it largely avoids the usual cheap thrills and bursts of scare music. Instead, it carefully repeats isolated images and sound bites until they take on a shivery power.
  3. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    38
    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.