What You Wish For

critic Reviews

, 83% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Rex ReedObserver
    Nick Stahl is a skillful master of how to move the gore with exactly the right pace to exude charm in spite of his character’s ongoing toxicity. He gets what he wishes for and ends up with more than he bargained for.
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    Glenn KennyRogerEbert.com
    One of the things that makes the movie work is that it acknowledges this fact but then makes the premise terrifyingly credible.
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    Kyle SmithWall Street Journal
    Without straining to make an obvious point, Mr. Tomnay uses black comedy and shocking splatters of gore to tweak the class of jaded plutocrats who are as asset-rich as they are morals-poor.
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    Courtney HowardVariety
    The obvious Aesop’s Fables-inspired lessons make what could’ve been an extraordinary meal into something far less memorable.
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    Tim GriersonScreen International
    Unfortunately, What You Wish For ultimately does not amount to much as either a thriller or as a commentary on the ways the rich exploit those beneath them.
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    Rachel Wagnerrachelsreviews.net
    The supporting cast is also excellent and the screenplay delights with every gory and shocking turn
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    Jeffrey M. AndersonCommon Sense Media
    This food-focused thriller is a tad familiar and perhaps even predictable, but it still manages to throw in enough secret ingredients to keep things simmering.
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    Michael Talbot-HaynesFilm Threat
    What You Wish For is everything you could wish for in a well-lit plunge into the abyss.
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    Andy KleinFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's pretty suspenseful as Stahl is trying to endlessly evade the corporation he is working for.
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    Abbie BernsteinAssignment X
    Smart black comedy horror.
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