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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 100 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 77 out of 100
  2. Negative: 19 out of 100
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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. [Anonymous]
    Nov 10, 2006
    10
    Has EVERYTHING a horror movie should have. Great music, great plot, great acting, great characters, great suspence, great twits. Literally I could not have asked for more. I promise you will walk out with the same bone chilling joy that i did. The satisfaction after the conclusion is very strong and very obvious amoung the audience.
  3. PeterS.
    Nov 10, 2006
    7
    A promising beginning hour and a twisted movie in all. Shows potential to have a horror genre impact but instead falls short with a predictable and meaningless ending. Still, in general, a spooky and well made horror movie. Sarah Michelle Gellar is better than thing that she was in The Grudge and The Grudge 2.
  4. PeterS.
    Nov 10, 2006
    7
    A promising beginning hour and a twisted movie in all. Shows potential to have a horror genre impact but instead falls short with a predictable and meaningless ending. Still, in general, a spooky and well made horror movie. Sarah Michelle Gellar is better than thing that she was in The Grudge and The Grudge 2.
  5. RogerP.
    Nov 10, 2006
    7
    Better than most horror films. Starts out amazing and finished a bit weak. The plot twitst and spooky scares make this a partically over exageratted bone chilling PG 13 flick. Most PG 13 horror movies are not this good. The ending however, keeps it from making the impact of a classic.
  6. RogerP.
    Nov 10, 2006
    7
    Better than most horror films. Starts out amazing and finished a bit weak. The plot twitst and spooky scares make this a partically over exageratted bone chilling PG 13 flick. Most PG 13 horror movies are not this good. The ending however, keeps it from making the impact of a classic.
  7. TomW.
    Nov 10, 2006
    10
    I was actually suprised because this movie really scared me. I did not know that it would be so terrifying and jolting. I was very impressed by the acting and would advise you to put it near the top of your much watch list. Good, Clean, almost-R fun. Not just another teen thriller. A overall impressing horror film, leaving a serious imprint on the director's carrer.
Metascore
38

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
    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.