Terrible acting, screenplay and direction.
It’s not bad or unwatchable but despite the amplitude of the spectacle, the end result is underwhelming.
The movie's neither hopeful in contrived ways, nor hopeless in different contrived ways. Somehow it manages to be wonderful
The movie's not perfect, but it sticks the landing of its message. It was engaging - thrilling at times - and I personally thought it was a great time.
Yet another "coming out of the grave for some reason". And the reason, like with the Star Wars prequels, is unknown. Maybe the future script writers working for the gain and glory of the current script writer will find a reason. anyway, this one is slow. and rather boring.
My partner & I loved this series. We eagerly waited for each weekly episode release on Netflix.We got several of our friends hooked on this show too. After seeing every episode an wanting more, we obtained the french older version once shown on channel 4 which although was OK we preferred this version an really wished they has carried on with more seasons of this show. As this version is very watchable an better than a lot of stuff on TV. The acting is superb, Drama is gripping People cast in the roles are well suited to their characters. Not too much violence or swearing just good acting with a good plot and good scenes an sets.
I watched the French version first. (I don't know French but I know how to read subtitles unlike some other review.) I liked the French one a lot. It was Breaking Bad good as far as I was concerned. Needless to say I liked the French one better but was willing to give this one a shot. I thought Sandrine Holt was a wonderful Julie. And the actress who played the twins mother was very good. None of the others stood out but it was okay. I loved the French one and really wanted to see how this would turn out. I ended the experiment when I discovered how they changed the character of Madame Costa. In the French version she was this sexy, nihilistic, wise-cracking, tough, sort of scary middle aged woman. The Americans got Michelle Forbes to play her American doppelganger, Helen Goddard. I thought that that was a perfect fit. And if they let Forbes play the Madame Costa character it would have been great. However they decided to Americanize her by turning her into a loud, boring religious freak. They destroyed a really interesting character even though they had an actress with the capacity to play her.
Camille Winship returns home and shocks her family because she was killed in a bus accident 4 years ago. Simon Moran is showing up to his fiancée Rowan Blackshaw but she's engaged to someone else and she thinks she's seeing a ghost. Doctor Julie Han finds a young mute boy and takes him home. Her nosy neighbor is curious about the boy in the single gal's apartment. She names him Victor and in flashback, he's standing in the middle of the road causing the school bus crash that took Camille's life as well as many others. There are other stories of other deaths, disasters and other people coming back from the dead.It's a day late and a dollar short. This is an Americanized version of the French series Les Revenants. It's over a year since another show Resurrection debuted on American TV. They're both about dead people coming back alive in a small town. Sometimes the first one to strike gets the gold and Resurrection struck first on American TV. That show got the gold and also got canceled after two seasons. So people who would like The Returned have already seen a version of it and got bored. They're unlikely to watch another one.The story is problematic because it follows too many characters too quickly. It should dig deeper into the girl and her family before adding more returns. The story becomes unfocused. Each addition just muddy up the story even more. It needs to lay down the foundations before it starts building on top of it.