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Wish You Were Here Reviews

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November 4, 2013
It's too easily satisfying, too traditionally well-made to be an honest portrait of dissatisfaction.
June 3, 2013
From the opening montage alone, it's clear that Australian director Kieran Darcy-Smith plans to play his cards close to the vest in this maddeningly underwritten thriller/domestic-drama hybrid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 9, 2012
Stories built around a mystery can have a difficult time creating a satisfying answer, and this picture is no exception ...
April 23, 2012
A slickly made but unfortunately distracted debut.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 20, 2012
Doesn't lack for furrowed-brow seriousness, but ultimately the depths being explored aren't nearly as incisive or startling as its makers think.
June 6, 2013
I found myself longing for it to reach its destination.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 20, 2012
Kieran Darcy-Smith's film inspires a deluge of possibilities and provocative thoughts in its audiences' heads, but languid pacing undermines the too-simple and ultimately too-conventional revelations that wrap up its simmering mysteries.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 6, 2013
Though much of the film is overcooked and overwrought, it's well-played, and writer-director Kieran Darcy-Smith keeps us guessing, and watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 7, 2013
A dull drama about domestic squabbling that hopes to be mistaken for a thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
June 4, 2013
It's a vacation in which the guide book has been purposefully reordered and organized to disguise what would have been much more interesting told straightforward.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5.0
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
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
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
January 21, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
January 20, 2012
This is one of those puzzle movies that's frustrating in pieces, and underwhelming once it's all fit together.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 9, 2012
For a long time the nonlinear structure dilutes the impact of a bunch excellent performances, led by Edgerton's seasick glare.
June 6, 2013
Hypnotically watchable but badly flawed by a shrug of an ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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