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  • Summary: Intricately moving back and forth in time and revealing the story from each character's perspective, Wicker Park is an intense psychological drama about a man (Hartnett) caught in an obsessive search for a woman he fell deeply in love with -- a woman who then vanished without a trace. (MGM)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 34
  2. Negative: 15 out of 34
  1. It would be tempting to say that fractured time sequences in movies have become a cliché, except that Wicker Park makes your brain spin in surprising and pleasurable ways.
  2. The film is stylish, the compromising elements that usually junk up a Hollywood "date movie" are nowhere to be seen, the ensemble of supporting actors is strong and, despite a certain woodenness, Hartnett is appealing and mostly very believable.
  3. 60
    There are some striking visuals and Hartnett is a magnetic presence.
  4. 40
    The French original was a clever Hitchcock homage with a murder at its center. For reasons unknown, the murder plot has been dropped from the remake (though a few confusing traces of it remain), which leaves Wicker Park without much real urgency to drive its extremely contrived plot.
  5. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    38
    What begins as a pleasantly utilitarian thriller gradually decays into a mediocre suspense drama and ends as an irritatingly feeble love story.
  6. If Alfred Hitchcock were retarded, lobotomized, and freshly dug up, he might possibly c--- out a movie like this one.
  7. Reviewed by: Kevin Carr
    10
    The characters’ actions here are goofy, immature, unsettling and at times downright silly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 25
  2. Negative: 6 out of 25
  1. Nov 15, 2011
    6
    An interesting romance that strives for the quote "what's meant to be will always find its way." It seemed like Wicker Park tried to attract both audiences of the Romance genre: the innocent; for the happy, mushy ending with rated-PG dialogue; and the naughty; by the misleading cover. Expand

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