Wish You Were Here Reviews

November 19, 2019
The movie takes itself very seriously.
October 24, 2015
...the film's arms-length vibe is compounded by an overlong running time and a seriously deliberate sense of pacing...
November 4, 2013
It's too easily satisfying, too traditionally well-made to be an honest portrait of dissatisfaction.
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.
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.
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.
June 7, 2013
A dull drama about domestic squabbling that hopes to be mistaken for a thriller.
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.
June 6, 2013
I found myself longing for it to reach its destination.
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.
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.
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.
May 9, 2012
For a long time the nonlinear structure dilutes the impact of a bunch excellent performances, led by Edgerton's seasick glare.
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.
January 21, 2012
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.
January 20, 2012
This is one of those puzzle movies that's frustrating in pieces, and underwhelming once it's all fit together.
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.