Return to Paradise

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Released 1998

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Director:
Joseph Ruben
Released:
1998
Rating:
R
In this tense, twisted thriller of passion and betrayal, two men face the decision of a lifetime. They had been three buddies, living the life in Malaysia, a life of drugs, sex and freedom. Sheriff and Tony return to America, but Lewis decided to stay on. Two years later, a lawyer arrives in New York. Lewis is rotting in a prison cell - sentenced to die because of them. The only way he can be saved is if Sheriff and Tony return to serve three years in a living hell. Tony is a successful architect, about to be married; Sheriff a cynical limo-driver with nothing to lose. Why should they care? One woman must do whatever it takes to persuade them they must care, and she only has five days to do it. But as the day of execution draws closer, no one can predict what fate has in store for those who stay and those who leave and Return to Paradise.moreless

Metacritic Score

  • 60

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    The film's cool, sober texture and its clever characters are often more interesting than the larger plot.

  • 40

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    None of the characters is given much depth or meaningful backgrounding, leaving the capable thesps with plenty of anguish and emotion to play but not much else.

  • 30

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Though the Strick-Robinson script is solid from line to line, the film's plot is finally too implausible for anyone to rescue.

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