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The Return

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The Return (Movie - 2006)

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
85 minutes
Wide Release Date:
11/10/06
performer:
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sam Shepard, Adam Scott
director:
Asif Kapadia
distributor:
Rogue Pictures
author:
Adam Sussman
genre:
Drama, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C-

Despite the presence of Sarah Michelle Gellar (pictured), The Return doesn?t feel like your standard teen shocker. It?s also not a remake, but it feels more Asian than most Hollywood horror do-overs: Mellow — nay, snoozy — atmospherics trump actual scares, and it makes almost zero sense. Gellar is a screwy-headed cutter called to a small Texas town, where she is haunted by visions of a dead woman, voices that call her ?Sunshine,? and — in what passes for the major goose-pimple tactic — repeated plays of Patsy Cline?s ”Sweet Dreams.”