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Wicker Park Reviews

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
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.
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.
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.
March 18, 2014
There are some striking visuals and Hartnett is a magnetic presence.
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.
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
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.
September 10, 2004
A shapeless mess.
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.
September 9, 2004
Doesn't lead to much beyond weepy melodrama.
September 9, 2004
Makes your brain spin in surprising and pleasurable ways.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
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.
September 3, 2004
McGuigan seems to have invested more in the youth and glamour of his cast than in a plausible and exacting script.
Read More | Original Score: D+
September 3, 2004
A limp and exceedingly uninvolving melodrama about -- gasp! -- a series of unfortunate miscommunications.
September 3, 2004
This is a smart movie, full of astonishing reverses and switchbacks, and it adroitly walks the thin line between too clever by half and not clever enough by three-quarters.
September 3, 2004
All of this was more enjoyable when Bellucci, Cassel and Bohringer were the stars.
September 3, 2004
The result is a mess, but it's fun to watch it explode.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 3, 2004
Features a story so convoluted, audience members should be given a bag of breadcrumbs upon entry, so as to leave a trail through the logic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 3, 2004
Dumb, suspense- free and undersexed stalker drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 3, 2004
A romance that isn't romantic and a thriller lacking thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 3, 2004
A piece of entertainment as tired and throwaway as a discount Harlequin paperback, but it comes sheathed in the flashiest of book covers.
September 3, 2004
One of the silliest, most sieve-like screenplays of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 3, 2004
The whole incoherent mess is sort of like a downbeat Gap ad, only longer and a lot more boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 3, 2004
The plot contains a few nice surprises, but the movie works most spectacularly as a compendium of idiotic movie behavior.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 3, 2004
Like eating beans before the opera, you may suffer the embarrassment of unfortunate outbursts at inappropriate moments -- in short, be prepared to laugh in all the wrong places.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 3, 2004
There are no thrills, psychological or otherwise; the plot twist comes halfway through and then gets beaten to death; and none of the characters take on any depth or texture beyond their obsessions.
Read More | Original Score: D
September 3, 2004
Not a movie that inspires you to turn the puzzle over in your head after it's done. More likely, you'll wish you had amnesia.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 3, 2004
Once we understand the principle (if not the details) of the plot, Wicker Park works because the actors invest their scenes with what is, under the circumstances, astonishing emotional realism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 3, 2004
The preview audience I saw it with hooted in disbelief at the outrageous bits, then happily dug in to see what would happen next.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 2, 2004
Directorial touches can't do much to salvage a project as poorly conceived as this one.
September 2, 2004
A mess structurally, and any attempt to make sense of its non-linear narrative is guaranteed to bring on an instant migraine.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 2, 2004
An elegant tale of romantic obsession weighed down by a needlessly convoluted plot that yields far more confusion than psychological suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 2, 2004
A film with more unbelievable coincidences than a Henry Fielding novel, more plot holes than a Swiss cheese and populated with the stock characters of that Hollywood world, that cinematic parallel universe.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 2, 2004
A stilted, episodic tale of obsession that grows more ridiculous by the second.
September 2, 2004
Its mood swings jump from erotic thriller to wistful romance, and its final explanatory moments play like a weak comic farce.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 2, 2004
A classy psychological thriller that challenges the audience to keep up with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 2, 2004
To work, it has to make us feel crazy with love, like Vertigo did. Instead, it often just makes us feel crazy for believing any of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 31, 2004
Dippy romantic thriller.