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Wish You Were Here Reviews

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Nathan Bartlebaugh
The Film Stage
August 8, 2016
Edgerton is Wish You Were Here's connective tissue that ties together the disparate emotional compartments of the narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: B
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 24, 2015
...the film's arms-length vibe is compounded by an overlong running time and a seriously deliberate sense of pacing...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
June 15, 2014
A disturbing mystery thriller that also explores the delicate balance of honesty and lies within a successful relationship.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Max Nelson
Film Comment Magazine
November 4, 2013
It's too easily satisfying, too traditionally well-made to be an honest portrait of dissatisfaction.
Glenn Dunks
Onya Magazine
October 17, 2013
[As] a more contemplative look at the ways unexplained tragedy plays with the emotions of people who supposedly have it all, it works.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
June 20, 2013
An Australian mystery-thriller dominated by Joel Edgerton's fearless performance as a compromised married man.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
June 20, 2013
Kieran Darcy-Smiths first feature mixes past and present, some few of such shifts adding to our understanding or familiarity with the returnees and deepening the mystery.
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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register
June 13, 2013
Joel Edgerton gives one of the year's strongest performances.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
June 10, 2013
A film that rewards patience and attention. The filmmaking will draw you in and the acting and story will keep you rooted to your seat.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
June 9, 2013
There are secrets kept and secrets told and Darcy-Smith and company do a marvelous job weaving this tapestry of ambiguity and confrontation.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Robert Levin
June 9, 2013
An old-fashioned, intricate mystery that keeps you in perpetual suspense, developing its plot and characters through the smart incorporation of basic cinematic tools.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Brandon Judell
June 8, 2013
Whatever sentiments the title 'Wish You Were Here' evokes in you, flush them. Here is no lighthearted vacation comedy but, instead, a well-acted "psychological thriller" with few thrills but much angst.
Kofi Outlaw
June 7, 2013
Wish You Were Here is best enjoyed by fans of the actors involved or "strangers in a strange land" flicks; it'll be less satisfying to those looking for drama/mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Hartlaub
Hearst Newspapers
June 7, 2013
Wish You Were Here is an excellent idea for a State Department video, to remind travelers the obvious things not to do when visiting an unfamiliar country. As a drama, it feels a little empty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
June 7, 2013
It's an engrossing, dramatic mystery that's filled with terrific performances and raw filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
June 7, 2013
The mysteries unravel at a steady pace and the dialogue and acting feel naturalistic, adding up to a taut and progressively tangled portrait of familial relations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
June 7, 2013
A dull drama about domestic squabbling that hopes to be mistaken for a thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Greg Evans
Bloomberg News
June 6, 2013
Even at its slowest, the insinuating "Wish You Were Here" keeps its grip, like a dream you just can't shake.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
June 6, 2013
The time you spend trying to piece together a mystery that is presented as a teasing puzzle inevitably diverts you from deeper identification with characters who are not particularly sympathetic to begin with.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 6, 2013
I found myself longing for it to reach its destination.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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