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PG-13| 1 hr. 25 min.

Plot Summary
Joanna Mills (Sarah Michelle Gellar) has a successful career but feels her personal life is spinning out of control. She has few friends, an estranged father (Sam Shepard), and a crazy ex-boyfriend who is stalking her. Joanna begins having terrifying visions of a woman's murder, and it seems that she is the killer's next target. Determined to solve the mystery and escape her apparent fate, Joanna follows her visions to the victim's hometown and finds that some secrets just do not stay buried.

Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar , Peter O'Brien , Adam Scott , Kate Beahan , J.C. MacKenzie , Erinn Allison , Sam Shepard , Katherine Willis

Director: Asif Kapadia

Genres: Thriller

Distributor: Focus Features

The Return (2006)

Release Date: November 10th, 2006|1 hr. 25 min.

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  • 25
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    At the heart of The Return is a murder that even the most bumbling homicide investigator could have solved in about 12 seconds. show more

  • 38
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Since Adam Sussman's script is as lazy as Asif Kapadia's direction is disjointed, nothing ever makes sense, even after the anticlimatic explanation is revealed. show more

  • 40
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    While Adam Sussman's screenplay can be admired for its emphasis on subtle atmospherics rather than cheap scares, it is a gimmicky slog of an affair that lacks narrative coherence or strong focus. show more

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