Wicker Park Reviews

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Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
September 20, 2004
Weightless, dim-witted treacle.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Tony Medley
September 18, 2004
Take a pretty good script, a pretty good Director, and a horrible cast, and what you get is Wicker Park.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
September 17, 2004
High style masks rather than updates what's essentially conventional in the material, and the plot unfolds on a seeming need-to-know basis. It's aggravating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
September 16, 2004
Something, Je ne sais quoi, was lost in translation when the French thriller L'Appartement was remade into this obtuse romantic mystery.
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
September 15, 2004
Deep down, it's a very bad joke.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
September 14, 2004
This is all hugely unconvincing, especially since the hero already has a fiancée who seems a more alluring prospect than either of her replacements.
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
September 14, 2004
I usually prefer a film that stays in a logical sequence but Josh Hartnett is a captivating kind of guy who holds your attention throughout the flashback sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
September 13, 2004
A dull melodrama marked by plot coincidences of staggering stupidity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Mark Bazer
Boston Phoenix
September 11, 2004
Matthew always seems worth caring about, thanks to the unfailingly nice and sincere vibe Hartnett gives off.

Empire Magazine
September 11, 2004
Aside from Rose Byrne's complex performance, there's nothing here that improves upon the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
September 11, 2004
Not a patch on the original, this is basically the same story but completely stripped of atmosphere, style and tension -- rent the French version instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cynthia Fuchs
September 10, 2004
This process raises an array of questions, some relevant to the central plot and some just irritating.
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
September 10, 2004
A shapeless mess.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
September 9, 2004
I am giving it thumbs up because of a very attractive cast and they do a wonderful job with what they got.
Ian Grey
Orlando Weekly
September 9, 2004
Being nonlinear means never having to make sense. Without its digressions and flash-forwards, Wicker Park's plot would barely fill two minutes of screen time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
September 9, 2004
Doesn't lead to much beyond weepy melodrama.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 9, 2004
Makes your brain spin in surprising and pleasurable ways.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Susan Granger
September 9, 2004
[A] melancholy, lightweight, less-than-thrilling stalker tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jeannette Catsoulis
Las Vegas Mercury
September 8, 2004
It's a sad day indeed when a movie's most memorable performance belongs to Scooby Doo's Matthew Lillard.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Diana Saenger
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 8, 2004
This is a great date movie. Handholding can get quite serious during the film's many intense scenes.
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