MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 1,055 this week

The Returned (2013)

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 4,874 users   Metascore: 47/100
Reviews: 37 user | 45 critic | 9 from Metacritic.com

In a post-zombie world, where the infected live normal lives, their retroviral drug is running out.

Director:

Writers:

(story),
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $0.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Related News

Producers Lab Toronto reveals line-up
| ScreenDaily
Indie Spotlight
| DailyDead
The Returned Review
| We Got This Covered

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 05 Aug 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 31 Oct 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 33 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 40 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Returned" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Returned (2013)

The Returned (2013) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Returned.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Returned (TV Series 2012)
Drama | Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The Returned opens in a small mountain community which is rocked to its core when several local people who are presumed dead suddenly re-appear at their homes. Despite having passed away ... See full summary »

Stars: Anne Consigny, Frédéric Pierrot, Clotilde Hesme
Contracted (2013)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A young girl contracts what she thinks is a sexually-transmitted disease - but is actually something much worse.

Director: Eric England
Stars: Najarra Townsend, Caroline Williams, Alice Macdonald
The Returned (2004)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The lives of the residents of a small French town are changed when thousands of the recently dead inexplicably come back to life and try to integrate themselves into society that has changed for them.

Director: Robin Campillo
Stars: Géraldine Pailhas, Jonathan Zaccaï, Frédéric Pierrot
13 Sins (2014)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A cryptic phone call sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot, a down-on-his luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks, each more sinister than the last.

Director: Daniel Stamm
Stars: Mark Webber, Devon Graye, Tom Bower
The Den (2013)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young woman studying the habits of webcam chat users from the apparent safety of her apartment witnesses a brutal murder online and is quickly immersed in a nightmare in which she and her... See full summary »

Director: Zachary Donohue
Stars: Melanie Papalia, David Schlachtenhaufen, Adam Shapiro
Afflicted (2013)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two best friends see their trip of a lifetime take a dark turn when one of them is struck by a mysterious affliction. Now, in a foreign land, they race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely.

Directors: Derek Lee, Clif Prowse
Stars: Clif Prowse, Derek Lee, Michael Gill
Haunt (2013)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An introvert teen befriends his new neighbor, and together the couple begin to explore the haunted house that his family has just purchased.

Director: Mac Carter
Stars: Jacki Weaver, Liana Liberato, Harrison Gilbertson
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The Parkers, a reclusive family who follow ancient customs, find their secret existence threatened as a torrential downpour moves into their area, forcing daughters Iris and Rose to assume responsibilities beyond those of a typical family.

Director: Jim Mickle
Stars: Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers, Julia Garner
Jug Face (2013)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Jug Face tells the story of a pregnant teen trying to escape a backwoods community when she discovers that she may be sacrificed to a creature in a pit.

Director: Chad Crawford Kinkle
Stars: Sean Bridgers, Lauren Ashley Carter, Kaitlin Cullum
The Sacrament (2013)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A newsteam trails a man as he travels to an undisclosed location to find his missing sister. Upon entering "Eden Parish" and meeting the community's leader, it becomes apparent to the newcomers that this paradise may not be as it seems.

Director: Ti West
Stars: Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Kentucker Audley
Haunter (2013)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.

Director: Vincenzo Natali
Stars: Abigail Breslin, Peter Outerbridge, Michelle Nolden
The Returned (TV Movie 2014)
Drama | Horror

Focuses on a small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have been long presumed dead suddenly reappear, having not aged and unaware of their own fatality. As they ... See full summary »

Stars: India Ennenga, Mark Pellegrino, Tandi Wright
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Alex
...
Kate
...
Jacob
...
Amber
...
Government Spokesperson
...
Eve
...
Hospital Chief
...
Detective Cawl
...
Doctor
...
Anti-Returned Activist
...
Lee Fung
Emily Alatalo ...
TV Street Reporter
...
Kate @13
...
(voice)
...
Gas Station Attendant (as Brian Mifsud)
Edit

Storyline

In a world where a deadly zombie virus has infected mankind, a single cure has been found. The cure, a treatment called the "Return Protein" which stays the effects of the virus in its host. With injections every 36 hours, the "Returned" are able to live as though they were never bit, despite the virus still coursing through their veins. When it is discovered that the protein stock is running low, chaos hits the streets. Returned who run out of the protein turn to zombies and wreak havoc, protesters turn to murderers as they try to rid the streets of the returned, and right in the middle of it all are Alex and Kate. Kate a leading doctor in the field of zombie virus' and Alex a musician with a dark secret, he is a Returned. As death and fear run rampant, Alex's secret becomes known and his dosage runs low, he and Kate must fight for a chance to live before he becomes a zombie. Written by Uncork'd Entertainment

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

15 November 2013 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Retornados  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Since all returned people have to be in the detention camps and government agents are checking addresses for those who have not reported, there's no way that the boy from the beginning of the film could be outside the hospital with his parents. See more »

Connections

Features White Zombie (1932) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Zombies as a manageable plague
19 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well-made story of the politics of controlling a plague. This is a thinking man's horror movie: An allegory for HIV/AIDS and similar viral outbreaks, this virus makes its victims into zombies: They're crazed, they spread the virus through biting, and to kill them requires shooting them in the head. But zombies and their gore are rare in this movie. Rather, the focus is on potential zombies, infected people who are kept normal though daily injections. The virus isn't curable, but it is manageable, but only if society supports the victims with expensive drugs, and only as long as each victim is responsible about taking their daily dosage. These factors make the infected a time bomb, a hypothetical that becomes a more urgent reality with rumors that the drug is running out. The story is personalized by Alex and Kate, who show the battle to control the disease, the consequences of not doing so, and the societal impact on their personal lives. Unlike most zombie movies, this one does not focus on the standard action scenes of zombies swarming, eating people, and getting slaughtered with ever more creative head wounds. Nor is this a dystopian future depicting the breakdown of society from a planet overrun by the infected with a few living humans struggling to survive. Rather this horror is psychological: controlling a plague, caring for loved ones, balancing the good of the few with the needs of the many, and the desperate acts this necessitates. Well written and well acted, this is a gem in the horror genre.


25 of 36 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Great news mojo_60s
Filming in Sudbury, Ontario Reblef
Sequel? viciousdeath
Saw this in Sudbury NYPinTA
It's available VOD starting Feb 14th, 2014 NYPinTA
Major plot hole. rockomcknight
Discuss The Returned (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?