WHAT'S HOT?
Home > Movie > R > Return > Reviews

Return Reviews

Return

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

February 10, 2012 (Limited)

Director :

Liza Johnson

Starring :

Linda Cardellini, John Slattery, Michael Shannon, Talia Balsam, Rutanya Alda, Louisa Krause, Emma Rayne Lyle, Paul Sparks, Rosie Benton, Bonnie Swencionis, James Murtaugh

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

“..you can add Liza Johnson's film "Return" to the list of movies that deserve to be seen..”
by Marshall Fine [Hollywood & Fine]
Review rate : C+

“..the low-key drama finds Cardellini's Kelli out of sync with the life that once fit her..”
by Sheri Linden [Los Angeles Times]
Review rate : B+

“..the big difference with Return is that this version of the story has Cardellini and Shannon..”
by Noel Murray [AV Club]
1 of 4

“..it's a worthy subject, ploddingly explored in a film that is too modest for its own good..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
Review rate : B+

“..in Johnson's assured hands, the answer proves both enlightening and heartbreaking..”
by Fr. Chris Carpenter [Movie Dearest]
Review rate : C

“..impressive for what it leaves out..”
by Stephen Holden [New York Times]
Review rate : C

“..gives a beautifully understated performance as a young Army vet back stateside in writer-director Liza Johnson's affecting, somber drama..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
“..firmly in the unassuming indie vein, Return treads lightly and leaves little imprint..”
by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice]
Review rate : D+

“..coming at her material with an unassuming, detail-rich approach, Johnson plausibly, engagingly recasts the familiar..”
by Andrew Schenker [Slant Magazine]
Review rate : B

“..almost too underdramatized to seem like a piece of today's zoomy entertainment, but its anxieties-the bare cupboards..”
by Joshua Rothkopf [Time Out New York]

Reader's Reviews


Screen Name
Rate This Movie
Please Enter   
Comment
 
 
 
RSS
FB
Twitter

LATEST REVIEWS

CHRISTIAN MINGLE :

“..a sweet romantic comedy that is faith friendly..”
by Donna Rolfe [The Dove Foundation]

MALL :

“.."Mall" is definitely worth a look..”
by Billy Tatum [AXS]

DARK WAS THE NIGHT :

“.."Dark Was the Night" doesn't break the monster movie mold, but does fill it to capacity with eerie atmosphere and creeping chills elevated by terrific acting..”
by Ian Sedensky [Culture Crypt]

BIG DRIVER :

“..if you do enjoy the once in a while thriller, and like to see a story that pushes you to think, then Big Driver is for you..”
by Nathan M Rose [FlickDirect]

SUMMER OF BLOOD :

“..Summer of Blood tries very hard to be cool, but instead comes off as strained and aloof, with a number of satiric targets it could have aimed for but just bypasses altogether..”
by Drew Taylor [The Playlist]

THE CULTURE HIGH :

“..an amateurish hand is in the term-paper-like voice-over narration and the inclusion of underqualified talking heads..”
by Martin Tsai [LA Times]

RUDDERLESS :

“.."Rudderless" is a competent, well-acted melodrama, yet in scope and ambition it has the modest and serviceable scale of the small, not silver, screen..”
by Michael O'Sullivan [Washington Post]

YOUNG ONES :

“..unfortunately this film is equally dusty, with a mishmash of ideas and self-conscious execution..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

BIRDMAN :

“..Keaton's terrific, off-kilter performance is just one of several in this dizzying, high-energy movie. A must-see..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]

HOUSEBOUND :

“..creepy, silly, inventive, darkly funny and, at one point, mind-blowingly bloody..”
by Gary Goldstein [LA Times]