Wish You Were Here
Wish You Were Here (2013)

Kieran Darcy-Smith's feature debut is a calmly devastating exploration of how one misjudged moment in life has the potential to cause everything to fall to pieces. Dave (Joel Edgerton) reluctantly travels to Cambodia with his pregnant… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: September 10, 2013
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
72%
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User Score
51%



Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Smart, slick, and thrilling, Wish You Were Here benefits from a compelling mystery at the center of its tightly wound plot, as well as strong performances from a cast that includes Joel Edgerton.

John Hartl
Seattle Times

An Australian mystery-thriller dominated by Joel Edgerton's fearless performance as a compromised married man.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

The mysteries unravel at a steady pace and the dialogue and acting feel naturalistic, adding up to a taut and progressively tangled portrait of familial relations.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

A disturbing mystery thriller that also explores the delicate balance of honesty and lies within a successful relationship.

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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

Joel Edgerton gives one of the year's strongest performances.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

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

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Max Nelson
Film Comment Magazine

It's too easily satisfying, too traditionally well-made to be an honest portrait of dissatisfaction.

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Peter Hartlaub
Hearst Newspapers

Wish You Were Here is an excellent idea for a State Department video, to remind travelers the obvious things not to do when visiting an unfamiliar country. As a drama, it feels a little empty.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

The time you spend trying to piece together a mystery that is presented as a teasing puzzle inevitably diverts you from deeper identification with characters who are not particularly sympathetic to begin with.

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Glenn Dunks
Onya Magazine

[As] a more contemplative look at the ways unexplained tragedy plays with the emotions of people who supposedly have it all, it works.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Sooooooo sloooooow.
Thomas Bowler
Gripping and tense drama with a trio of fantastic performances led by the Australian gem Joel Edgerton. Full review later.
Josh Lewis
Wish You Were Here has a fascinating mystery at the core of the plot and keeps you engaged throughout thanks to good acting and gorgeous locales, but the slow… More
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'Wish You Were Here'. Suspenseful, extremely tense, and two powerful performances by Joel Edgerton [and especially] Felicity Price. I was sold from… More