Wicker Park
Wicker Park (2004)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 28, 2004
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Implausible coincidences and an overly convoluted structure make the movie hard to follow or believe.

Jami Bernard
New York Daily News

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.

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Joanne Kaufman
Wall Street Journal

Wicker Park is built on such a goofy premise that your average soap-opera scriptwriter would laugh it out of a story meeting.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

A quite extraordinarily boring psychological drama of obsession, impersonation and mistaken identity.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

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.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

There are some striking visuals and Hartnett is a magnetic presence.

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Jon Fortgang
Film4

Both bland and slightly daft.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

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.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

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.

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Total Film

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Clintus Maximus
The character Alex states, "Love makes you do crazy things, insane things..." and that statement in a way summarizes this tale of love and obsession.… More
Pierluigi Puccini
stretched, contrived, and overly stylized modern hitchcockian tale about obsessive love.
Nicki Marie
Have actually upped my rating to 4 stars from 3 1/2 - very unusual for that to happen - usually the other way round!! I can't really remember watching… More
Sarah Gaish
"Wicker Park" is a tale of obsession on many levels. It is told partly in flashback, so that you have to piece the events together and figure out how… More
Drew Smith
I don't know, either you're on board with Wicker Park or you're not. I think you have to look past its definite shortcomings to wring out the… More
Megan S
I really liked this movie. And I cried so hard at the end because I was so happy they found each other.

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