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  • Summary: Four friends lose themselves in a carefree South East Asian holiday. Only three return home.
    Who amongst them knows what happened on that fateful night when they were dancing under a full moon in Cambodia?
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    Jun 6, 2013
    Elegantly crafted and filled with flawless performances, this mysteriously charged drama comes alive in its very first frames.
  2. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    Jun 3, 2013
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Jun 6, 2013
    Wish You Were Here is mystery moviemaking at its most intriguing.
  4. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    Jun 4, 2013
    With greater faith in its material, the movie could have dispensed with its time jumps and saved the reveals for when they matter most.
  5. Reviewed by: Zachary Wigon
    Jun 4, 2013
    Stories built around a mystery can have a difficult time creating a satisfying answer, and this picture is no exception.
  6. Reviewed by:  Todd Gilchrist
    Jun 3, 2013
    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.
  7. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Jun 6, 2013
    A dull drama about domestic squabbling that hopes to be mistaken for a thriller.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jul 15, 2013
    Wish you were here delivers outstanding performances and great intense story of cheating and murder. It is one of the most moving movies 2013. The story and the characters are great with breathtaking performances coming for all the actors, it has the mystery angle done very well, with first rate art direction, it makes it one of the best movies 2013. Expand
  2. Jan 3, 2014
    there is an amazing sense of tension and power in this film. performances are uniformly excellent, especially from newcomer felicity price. ultimately it is let down from some familiar story turns, but ends with some real shocks which lifts the film. Collapse
  3. Jul 21, 2014
    A Australian married couple go to Cambodia with the married woman's younger sister and a new boyfriend, who somehow turns up missing.

    man who the family never knew well gets a very unhappy ending, and the husband here is sort of Dense I'd say.

    I felt much more for the missing man's family than the story of the marriage here....

    But the younger sister did have a point about her family and it's lack of emotional fiber... although she isn't blameless...