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  • 70
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    If the premise isn't as attention-grabbing as Rubber's was, the execution should help build the filmmaker's following. show more

  • 60
    NPR

    Each event's inherent banality is skewed slightly by the actors' matter-of-fact delivery and an external sense of dread amplified by the playfully ominous score, composed by Dupieux. show more

  • 75
    Film.com

    Wrong is more absurd and more laugh-out-loud silly than “Rubber;” it’s also less focused and more pointless. show more

  • 75
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Truth be told, Wrong isn’t as funny as "Rubber," which played kamikaze games with horror-movie tropes. The tone here is flatter and more meandering, and more than a few of Dupieux’s digressions feel like dead ends. At the same time, there’s a winning confidence to the filmmaking, which is deceptively stylish. show more

  • 63
    Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie is flimsy, glib, and occasionally pretty funny. show more

  • 50
    Slant Magazine

    It doesn't seem to have any pretensions beyond the regimented unveiling of a parade of odd occurrences, plodding along under the banner of absurdity. show more

  • 60
    Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic

    Fichtner is always good; just trying to sort out his accent here is kind of fun. Plotnick is the key, however. He plays it straight, even as the world around him grows weirder by the minute. Often he seems confused by the proceedings, which is fitting: Join the club, pal. But we’re having a better time of it than he is. show more

  • 40
    Keith Uhlich Time Out New York

    Weird for weirdness’s sake gets you only so far, however, and when Dupieux tries to connect all these strange goings-on to Dolph’s corporate-drone despondency, the movie takes a spurious turn toward rancid sentimentality. It seems that even a piece of dog excrement has feelings. Yuck. show more

  • 50
    Austin Chronicle

    Plotnick is an appealing actor. He has the same sweetly knit brow and watery blue eyes as Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul, but his character here is as flat as a pancake. Moreover, if you’ve seen the trailer for Wrong, you’ve seen the movie. show more

  • 83
    Eric Kohn indieWIRE

    In its wonderfully irreverent way, Wrong makes it clear that this reality is never to be trusted as anything more than a succession of strange moments that coalesce into an abstract representation of the subjectivity that traps us all. This is the essence of new film noir, which challenges our perceptions through a series of compellingly ambiguous moments. show more

  • June 12, 2013 joelcline
    Report This User

    I didn\'t get it, although, it somehow made me feel good to blast and hour and a half of my life into ashes.

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