Wicker Park
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Directed by Paul McGuigan, Wicker Park follows Chicago businessman Matthew's (Josh Hartnett) return to Windy City life after having dedicated two years of his life to mourning his long lost love Lisa (Diane Kruger), who'd mysteriously vanished from his life. Things are finally looking up again for Matthew; his career is in full swing, and he's thinking of becoming engaged -- that is, until he thinks he's spotted his former lover in a restaurant. Almost immediately, Matthew puts the brakes on his marriage plans and his career in order to conduct an exhaustive search for his old… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The four main characters are all odd, sad and lonely. No wonder they don't call each other on their cells to straighten things out -- they're all too depressed to dial."
‑ Jami Bernard, New York Daily News
"Wicker Park is built on such a goofy premise that your average soap-opera scriptwriter would laugh it out of a story meeting."
‑ Joanne Kaufman, Wall Street Journal
"A quite extraordinarily boring psychological drama of obsession, impersonation and mistaken identity."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Convoluted though this plot may seem, at least the inventive visuals from Gangster No 1 director Paul McGuigan keep you engrossed."
‑ Brian Pendreigh, Radio Times
"A convoluted structure makes this story hard work, but like the French original, it engages with its dazzling zig zag of time frames and varied perspective."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Wicker Park is one of those maddening movies in which the characters do incredibly stupid things simply for the sake of plot contrivance, and everyone's problems would be solved if they simply picked up their cell phones."
‑ Christy Lemire, Associated Press
"There are some striking visuals and Hartnett is a magnetic presence."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Both bland and slightly daft."
‑ Jon Fortgang, Film4
"These four characters bounce off each other, slowly revealing motivations and desires and deceptions, providing a mildly entertaining, but ultimately shallow, experience."
‑ Dan DeMaggio, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"Director Paul McGuigan keeps the story racing along, but it smacks of contrived manipulation rather than credibility."
‑ Mark Halverson, Sacramento News & Review
"Wicker Park then doubles back on itself, layering flashback upon flashback, but instead of building toward a grand romantic climax, it just gets sillier before exploding into a torrent of unintended laughs."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"Sadly, we never really get the sense that these individuals are at the mercy of their capricious desires, and the absence of that engagement leaves us rather too much time to ponder the plot holes."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"Tortuously twisting in on itself, Wicker Park keeps you guessing as it keeps its central pair apart. But it's scuppered by a plodding obviousness that's underlined by a sledgehammer soundtrack."
‑ , Total Film
"This dopey thriller isn't worth your time."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"The filmmakers cannot decide what sort of story they want to tell, and as a result, the story they tell isn't really worth the telling."
‑ Peter T. Chattaway, Christianity Today
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