The Return

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 107 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 84 out of 107
  2. Negative: 19 out of 107

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  1. Redlight
    Jun 5, 2007
    an absolute mess. striving to be this eerie, psychological thriller, the film instead winds up being a dull, vague disaster. one day, i hope Sarah Michelle Gellar will make a movie worthy of her talents. but with this and the grudge 2, just now it looks like she'll be the first one to sign up for the Buffy: 10 Years On tv series if it ever materialized.
  2. Nov 19, 2010
    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

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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
    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.