Wish You Were Here Reviews

  • Jul 20, 2017

    A man (Joel Edgerton), his wife and his sister-in-law must deal with the fallout after their vacation in Cambodia takes a tragic turn.

    A man (Joel Edgerton), his wife and his sister-in-law must deal with the fallout after their vacation in Cambodia takes a tragic turn.

  • Dec 03, 2016

    A bit of a jumbled mess. I had a hard time following the story and didn't care much about the characters.

    A bit of a jumbled mess. I had a hard time following the story and didn't care much about the characters.

  • May 01, 2016

    Absorbing Aussie mystery

    Absorbing Aussie mystery

  • Jan 08, 2016

    Hard To Follow, Shitty Directing...

    Hard To Follow, Shitty Directing...

  • Nov 22, 2015

    A limp script can't save the earnest performances. No impactful twists and somehow at the end, despite the menacing gang at their heals, a prosaic ending??

    A limp script can't save the earnest performances. No impactful twists and somehow at the end, despite the menacing gang at their heals, a prosaic ending??

  • Walter M Super Reviewer
    Jul 24, 2015

    Every couple has a story to tell from their vacation. For Dave Flannery(Joel Edgerton) and his pregnant wife Alice(Felicity Price, who also co-wrote the screenplay with director Kieran Darcy-Smith), it is an unhappy one. Their fellow Australian and friend, Jeremy King(Antony Starr), has gone missing in Cambodia. When Alice's sister Steph(Teresa Palmer) is finally allowed to return home, she not only reports no fresh news on that front, but also some disturbing news on the domestic front. "Wish You Were Here" is a well-acted and modest psychological mystery that works as well it does thanks to an unsettling vibe and half a neat mystery. Once that has been resolved, my only question remains why people behave so recklessly on vacation like they do in this movie when they are on very unfamiliar turf.

    Every couple has a story to tell from their vacation. For Dave Flannery(Joel Edgerton) and his pregnant wife Alice(Felicity Price, who also co-wrote the screenplay with director Kieran Darcy-Smith), it is an unhappy one. Their fellow Australian and friend, Jeremy King(Antony Starr), has gone missing in Cambodia. When Alice's sister Steph(Teresa Palmer) is finally allowed to return home, she not only reports no fresh news on that front, but also some disturbing news on the domestic front. "Wish You Were Here" is a well-acted and modest psychological mystery that works as well it does thanks to an unsettling vibe and half a neat mystery. Once that has been resolved, my only question remains why people behave so recklessly on vacation like they do in this movie when they are on very unfamiliar turf.

  • Jul 19, 2015

    Small budget film that makes the grade. The story kind of holds together. Still a bit incredible the things that are blamed on booze. The mystery and explanations is well and timely revealed as memories flashbacks. Most behaviors seems credible. No boring moment. This was a good little film.

    Small budget film that makes the grade. The story kind of holds together. Still a bit incredible the things that are blamed on booze. The mystery and explanations is well and timely revealed as memories flashbacks. Most behaviors seems credible. No boring moment. This was a good little film.

  • Jul 19, 2015

    Small budget film that makes the grade. The story kind of holds together. Still a bit incredible the things that are blamed on booze. The mystery and explanations is well and timely revealed as memories flashbacks. Most behaviors seems credible. No boring moment. This was a good little film.

    Small budget film that makes the grade. The story kind of holds together. Still a bit incredible the things that are blamed on booze. The mystery and explanations is well and timely revealed as memories flashbacks. Most behaviors seems credible. No boring moment. This was a good little film.

  • Jul 08, 2015

    I thought it was well done until the end, which undid everything the movie had tried to build up until then

    I thought it was well done until the end, which undid everything the movie had tried to build up until then

  • Jan 30, 2015

    Gripping and tense drama with a trio of fantastic performances led by the Australian gem Joel Edgerton. Full review later.

    Gripping and tense drama with a trio of fantastic performances led by the Australian gem Joel Edgerton. Full review later.