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I Wish

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

May 11, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG

Director :

Hirokazu Koreeda

Starring :

Koki Maeda, Ohshiro Maeda, Ryoga Hayashi, Cara Uchida, Kanna Hashimoto, Rento Isobe, Hoshinosuke Yoshinaga, Hiroshi Abe, Yoshio Harada, Isao Hashizume

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

3 of 5

“..with a clear goal in sight, the movie suddenly takes on an engrossing urgency..”
by Keith Uhlich [Time Out New York]
“..these kids can be logical and ever so ruseful, as witness the brothers' success in organizing a journey to the bullet-train convergence spot..”
by Joe Morgenstern [Wall Street Journal]
3.5 of 5

“..there is a lot of hope in the air in "I Wish," but the film never feels sappy..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
2.5 of 4

“..the tension between the seriousness of his problem and the naivete with which he approaches it is a source of much drama in the film, but it's also part of why I Wish doesn't reach the heights it's capable of..”
by Michael Nordine [Slant Magazine]
“..the message is un-American, too-that it's wiser to make peace with the world into which you've been thrust than spend your time wishing for a better one..”
by David Edelstein [New York Magazine]
3 of 4

“..the filmmaker lets scenes unfold at an unhurried clip, giving full breath to his stars' staggeringly mature performances..”
by Robert Levin [amNewYork]
“..the film invites us into the world of a child in more ways than one, though..”
3 of 5

“..tends toward the vaporous and not just because of its volcano; but whenever its children are on screen, lighted up with joy or dimmed by hard adult truths, the film burns bright..”
by Manohla Dargis [New York Times]
“..on that knife edge of yearning and longing is this whole film balanced..”
by Andrew O'Hehir [Salon.com]
3.5 of 5

“..it's an exuberant yet tender journey, never descending into saccharine cuteness or manufactured melodrama..”
by Kathleen Murphy [MSN Movies]
“..it feels loose, but has a structure that reveals itself after the fact..”
by Alison Willmore [Village Voice]
5 of 5

“..deceptively modest and utterly lovely..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]

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