Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Elegantly crafted and filled with flawless performances, this mysteriously charged drama comes alive in its very first frames.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By David Rooney
The visceral fireworks of the characters’ arguments and the disintegration of trust among them are observed with unsettling intimacy in the script and in the emotional honesty of the performances...This is terrific stuff.
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Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
Wish You Were Here is mystery moviemaking at its most intriguing.
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By John Anderson
Despite its dubious inhabitants, the film consistently entertains by throwing the kinds of curves one should see coming but doesn’t.
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By William Goss
Wish You Were Here goes to a dramatically gripping place of guilt and doubt; if only its grip had held just a bit tighter.
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Time Out New York

With greater faith in its material, the movie could have dispensed with its time jumps and saved the reveals for when they matter most.
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The Playlist

Even though he only manages length and intensity when he’s aiming for emotional depth and dramatic sweep, Darcy-Smith does accomplish one rare feat with Wish You Were Here -- he somehow manages to tell a story that’s simultaneously mysterious and mostly uninteresting.
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Slant Magazine

By Abhimanyu Das
From the opening montage alone, it's clear that Australian director Kieran Darcy-Smith plans to play his cards close to the vest in this maddeningly underwritten thriller/domestic-drama hybrid.
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Village Voice

By Zachary Wigon
Stories built around a mystery can have a difficult time creating a satisfying answer, and this picture is no exception.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Though much of the film is overcooked and overwrought, it’s well-played, and writer-director Kieran Darcy-Smith keeps us guessing, and watching.
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60 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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