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The Return
  • PG-13
  • 1h 25m
  • 2006
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Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Grudge) stars in this shocking, non-stop supernatural thriller unlike anything you've ever experienced before. Joanna Mills (Gellar) is haunted by increasingly terrifying visions where she can see and feel the brutal murder of a woman she's never met. With her life spiraling out-of-control, she follows the relentless nightmares to an eerie small town in Texas - a place where secrets can't be buried, a spirit seeks vengeance, and the horrific murder from Joanna's visions may just be her own.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten16%
Critics Consensus: Unoriginality may be an acceptable risk in the Horror genre, but boredom is never okay.
Reviews
Time Out
Nigel Floyd
Fresh

Adam Sussman's script is so thin you can see right through it.

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Dave Calhoun
Fresh

It's gripping stuff and deeply enjoyable.

June 21, 2017
AV Club
Keith Phipps
Rotten

[The Return is] more haunting than it has any right to be, thanks to its love of long, lonesome hi...

June 21, 2017
Entertainment Weekly
Gregory Kirschling
Rotten

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

June 21, 2017
Hollywood Reporter
Frank Scheck
Rotten

This murky psychological horror effort is not likely to inspire a return.

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Buffy star is haunted by violent memories.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this slow-moving, arty, somewhat abstract film, isn't likely to hold kids' attention (though many teens may want to see it because of star Sarah Michelle Gellar). Though trailers suggest that it's a horror movie, it's really more of an exploration of a trauma. It follows a young woman's struggle with violent, literally dark memories. These include a man's fatal assault on a woman, a car accident, and aggressive behavior by a creepy ex-boyfriend/co-worker. Violence (and one sex scene) tends to appear subjectively, which makes it hard to read. Characters are generally mean-spirited, depressed, and cryptic. Some drinking, a couple of jump scenes, menacing men chasing girls and women, and fairly mild language.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller, Drama, Horror, Teen
  • Release Date:November 10, 2006
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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