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Returner

Rated R for violence.

R In Theaters 10/17/2003 , 118min.
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San Francisco Chronicle
Less a new Japanese movie than a series of scenes from old American ones, most notably "The Terminator" and "ET." Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
A smorgasbord that seems to have been picked out of a Dumpster. It clumsily combines a fish-out-of-water story with bits lifted from sources including the "Terminator" movies, "Star Wars," "Starman," "Close Encounters," a couple of Pink Floyd albums and H. G. Wells. Full Review
Bruce Fretts
Entertainment Weekly
With his tousled mane and wispy facial hair, Asian pop star/ Prada model Kaneshiro suggests a Japanese Johnny Depp, but even his charisma can't carry Returner through its interminable longueurs. Blame it on Yamazaki. Full Review
David Chute
L.A. Weekly
Silly, derivative stuff. Full Review
Derek Elley
Variety
Kaneshiro is all long flowing locks and smoldering disdain, the visual F/X are only so-so, and pacing is almost brisk enough to hide the plot holes. Full Review

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