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Wicker Park Reviews

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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
March 18, 2014
The four main characters are all odd, sad and lonely. No wonder they don't call each other on their cells to straighten things out -- they're all too depressed to dial.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
March 18, 2014
Wicker Park is one of those maddening movies in which the characters do incredibly stupid things simply for the sake of plot contrivance, and everyone's problems would be solved if they simply picked up their cell phones.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
March 18, 2014
A quite extraordinarily boring psychological drama of obsession, impersonation and mistaken identity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
March 18, 2014
Wicker Park then doubles back on itself, layering flashback upon flashback, but instead of building toward a grand romantic climax, it just gets sillier before exploding into a torrent of unintended laughs.
Jon Fortgang
Film4
March 18, 2014
Both bland and slightly daft.

Total Film
March 18, 2014
Tortuously twisting in on itself, Wicker Park keeps you guessing as it keeps its central pair apart. But it's scuppered by a plodding obviousness that's underlined by a sledgehammer soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Pendreigh
Radio Times
March 18, 2014
Convoluted though this plot may seem, at least the inventive visuals from Gangster No 1 director Paul McGuigan keep you engrossed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dan DeMaggio
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
March 18, 2014
These four characters bounce off each other, slowly revealing motivations and desires and deceptions, providing a mildly entertaining, but ultimately shallow, experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joanne Kaufman
Wall Street Journal
March 18, 2014
Wicker Park is built on such a goofy premise that your average soap-opera scriptwriter would laugh it out of a story meeting.
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
March 18, 2014
There are some striking visuals and Hartnett is a magnetic presence.
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
This dopey thriller isn't worth your time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
A convoluted structure makes this story hard work, but like the French original, it engages with its dazzling zig zag of time frames and varied perspective.
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Director Paul McGuigan keeps the story racing along, but it smacks of contrived manipulation rather than credibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
November 17, 2006
The filmmakers cannot decide what sort of story they want to tell, and as a result, the story they tell isn't really worth the telling.
| Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
McGuigan imbues Wicker Park with a disorienting atmosphere and visual style, using available window panes and deep focus techniques like a split-screen effect to show simultaneous actions and emotions upon which the narrative twists and turns.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Sadly, we never really get the sense that these individuals are at the mercy of their capricious desires, and the absence of that engagement leaves us rather too much time to ponder the plot holes.
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
April 14, 2005
Wicker Park frustrates to no end when a smidgen of common sense on anyone's behalf would clear up everything.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
February 16, 2005
A nice example of what happens to a Hitchcock shrine when it's filtered through a slick punk sensibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 15, 2005
That Wicker Park becomes as engrossing as it does is particularly shocking, given the almost interminable opening hour...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 19, 2004
Feel free to take a leisurely stroll out to the lobby for Swedish fish in the middle of Wicker Park. Missing 10 minutes won't affect your ability to follow this babel in the least.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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