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Wicker Park Reviews

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Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
September 7, 2004
The story had no guts and cheated the audience with such insanely coincidental plot twists that made me to fight to stay in my seat.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Aaron Hillis
Premiere Magazine
September 7, 2004
What begins as a pleasantly utilitarian thriller gradually decays into a mediocre suspense drama and ends as an irritatingly feeble love story called Wicker Park...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
September 7, 2004
...a shallow, inept story of romantic miscues, with enough loose ends to make you wonder if anyone was even paying attention during the filming.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Scott Gwin
September 7, 2004
They have translated a foreign film to an American friendly version in a way that neither diminishes nor excessively departs from the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
September 6, 2004
This film is genuinely interested in getting us inside the heads of its three leads (Matthew, Alex, and Lisa). It wants us to understand, although not necessarily sympathize with, all three of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
September 6, 2004
Josh Hartnett wanders around Wicker Park like he's been doped up with a low-dose horse tranquilizer, looking mildly bewildered...
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 6, 2004
Falls apart because of the trivial narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
September 6, 2004
a melancholy mess of a movie where attractive people act like idiots for a few hours, all the while performing as if they were in a murder mystery or a ghost story.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
Jackie K. Cooper
September 6, 2004
Hartnett dodged bombs in "Pearl Harbor", now he stars in the biggest bomb of his career.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/10
Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine
September 5, 2004
A powerfully compelling film that gains most of its intrigue via the artifice of purposefully withholding information from the moviegoer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
September 5, 2004
This American version can't hold a candle to its French counterpart, which was deeply, eerily resonant where this is only frustrating, a Rubik's Cube, minus its colorful signage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
September 5, 2004
It's no coincidence that Wicker Park doesn't work.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
September 5, 2004
...a romantic thriller devoid of romance, but it does thrill with the anticipation of how over the top the filmmakers' next move will be.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Top Critic
Stephanie Zacharek
September 4, 2004
Takes plenty of twists and turns, each so implausible and silly that you have no interest whatsoever in finding out what the next one will be.
David Noh
Film Journal International
September 4, 2004
It seems to take a confused eternity to get started, but once director Paul McGuigan's m.o. finally becomes apparent, the thing takes on a dogged kind of interest.
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
September 4, 2004
Oh dear readers run to another theater and don't look back...
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4

E! Online
September 4, 2004
While the cast is beautiful to look at, by the time the movie reveals what's really going on, you'll be struck with more boredom than shock.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dustin Putman
September 4, 2004
Not the customary disposable cinematic fare released on the always-slow Labor Day weekend, but an intriguing, original film of ideas and human feeling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
September 4, 2004
What could have been a high-art thriller ends up to be a low-brow movie of the week.
Full Review| Original Score: C-
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 4, 2004
Relies on too many coincidences and confusing flashbacks.
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