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  • 100
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Elegantly crafted and filled with flawless performances, this mysteriously charged drama comes alive in its very first frames. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Though much of the film is overcooked and overwrought, it’s well-played, and writer-director Kieran Darcy-Smith keeps us guessing, and watching. show more

  • 90
    David Rooney The Hollywood Reporter

    The visceral fireworks of the characters’ arguments and the disintegration of trust among them are observed with unsettling intimacy in the script and in the emotional honesty of the performances...This is terrific stuff. show more

  • 67
    William Goss Film.com

    Wish You Were Here goes to a dramatically gripping place of guilt and doubt; if only its grip had held just a bit tighter. show more

  • 50
    Abhimanyu Das Slant Magazine

    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. show more

  • 25
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    A dull drama about domestic squabbling that hopes to be mistaken for a thriller. show more

  • 60
    Time Out New York

    With greater faith in its material, the movie could have dispensed with its time jumps and saved the reveals for when they matter most. show more

  • 50
    The Playlist

    Even though he only manages length and intensity when he’s aiming for emotional depth and dramatic sweep, Darcy-Smith does accomplish one rare feat with Wish You Were Here -- he somehow manages to tell a story that’s simultaneously mysterious and mostly uninteresting. show more

  • 90
    Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times

    Wish You Were Here is mystery moviemaking at its most intriguing. show more

  • 70
    John Anderson Variety

    Despite its dubious inhabitants, the film consistently entertains by throwing the kinds of curves one should see coming but doesn’t. show more

  • November 15, 2013 evanmansyd
    Report This User

    Was a struggle to watch, but did so for the Asia visuals which i enjoy in any movie with such. Very poor acting, constant \"hun\" and \"babe\" references comical. Don\'t waste your time on this garbage

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