The Returned 2014 NR CC

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(30) IMDb 5.9/10
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A zombie virus has infected the world. The only cure, a daily shot of the "Returned" protein. As stock of the protein runs low, chaos hits the streets. When Alex's dosage runs out, he must fight for a chance to live before he becomes a zombie.

Starring:
Emily Hampshire, Kris Holden-Ried
Runtime:
1 hour 39 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

The Returned

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Director Manuel Carballo
Starring Emily Hampshire, Kris Holden-Ried
Supporting actors Shawn Doyle, Claudia Bassols, Melina Matthews, Paulino Nunes, Barry Flatman, Paul Anthony, Jamie Lyle, Phil Guerrero, Emily Alatalo, Stephen Chambers, Romy Weltman, Mark Schardan, Brian Mifsud, Evie Moores, Rayvin Nyte, Michael Cleland, Jack Sansone, Joseph Wynne
Studio Uncork'd Entertainment
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Not a Zombie movie...good Sci-Fi, romance.
Carolyn
The director should have added more zombies and fighting scenes to invoke stronger emotion with the movie!
Lloyd G. Wallace III
This movie actually turned out to be very good.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne Metaxas on February 19, 2014
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This movie has some bloody scenes but it is not the focus of the movie. The few zombie scenes that are shown are not for shock value but to make the viewer understand the emotional turmoil the characters are facing. Some of the flash back shots could have been left out since they took away from the moment rather than adding to the heightening how you felt. The story that the movie tells is one of interactions between people, how we love defines what we are. The film asks the question, when do we lose our humanity and start to give in to our baser instincts? Kris Holden-ried and Emily Hampshire make you care for their characters and their struggle. Shawn Doyle and Claudia Bassols play their roles well and have you asking yourself, What would I do? David Tompa has a very small role in the film as the father of a young returned, he does a great job making you feel his characters pain. You may be disappointed if all you are looking for blood. guts and gore; but if you are looking for a well made movie about human struggles then this is the film for you!
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By carol irvin TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 26, 2014
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There is a BBC series, IN THE FLESH, that reminds me of this more than any other zombie show. Zombieism here is a virus. Victims have been controlled for a long time by an expensive drug they need to take daily. Some people in society find the whole thing too expensive and resent having to carry the financial burden. They become vigilantes who kill some of these people to eliminate them as a blight on society. When word comes that the drug is running out of supply, many zombies in remission fight to get the remaining doses for themselves or their loved ones away from others. The vigilantes are in their element. This really is not all that far removed from a consideration of the AIDS virus in society. There are only a few scenes of zombies in action and they are done as artistically as possible. The lead character is a doctor. There could be a sequel coming as there are some scores to settle at the end of this film.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By sbf on June 15, 2014
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What an outstanding film! As other have said, a zombie film but not really focused on zombies. Drugs exist but are running out of stock. The toll on the family, friends & co-workers is what the focus is based on. Emily Hampshire and Kristen Holden-Reid (of the Lost Girl tv series) are fantastic! Five stars!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy on February 27, 2014
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During the first zombie outbreak that we don't get to see, over 100 million people died. A drug was found to control the disease. There is a catch. The drug must be injected every 36 hours or the person reverts. There is a short supply of the drug as it is derived from the spinal column of dead zombies. Kate (Emily Hampshire) is a doctor who treats "the Returned" and has a boyfriend Alex ( Kris Holden-Ried) who is a music teacher and one of them.

Kate buys treatments under the table. She has to battle against the societal prejudice against "zombies" which has become a politically incorrect word. It takes about 40 minutes to develop the plot and character.

The film has parallels to homophobia and various prejudices, after all who wants their sister to marry a zombie? There are anti-return groups and killings.

The main problem is when the movie picks up it still moves slow. I kept waiting for something to catch and hold my interest. The ending was a yawn in spite of the attempt at being a dramatic twist. Not exactly a zombie film.

Parental Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity
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I was genuinely surprised that "The Returned" was such a good movie. The acting and cinematography were professional, and the growing sense of crisis kept me from pausing the movie and going to the bathroom (too much info, I know. LOL.).

I was particularly surprised that "The Returned" was not really a zombie movie. Rather, it dealt more with the emotions and reactions of humans faced with post-war stress. In the aftermath of the most recent zombie outbreak, gangs of humans are killing the people who have been rescued from zombieism by a special protein; the returned must take the protein every day or turn into flesh-eating walking dead. There are rumors the government is running out of the protein, which means the returned will irrevocably turn into monsters, thus causing another zombie outbreak. The returned are finally rounded up and put in quarantine camps.

The movie, "The Returned", focuses on the frantic attempts of two couples to hide the returned from the vigilantes and from the government. As the crisis reaches a climax, they are willing to go to any means to prevent the returned from running out of the protein.

"The Returned" was a terrific movie and I highly recommend it to zombie buffs and just plain normal folks looking for an exciting movie.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By KRISTIN COOPER on March 22, 2014
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Thought about renting this for a couple of weeks. I really enjoyed it. The whole premise was extremely innovative. My mother even enjoyed it and these types provide aren't really her cup of tea. Anybody thinking of renting this just take the plunge--you will thoroughly enjoy it.
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