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Wish I Was Here

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

July 18, 2014 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Zach Braff

Starring :

Zach Braff, Joey King, Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin, Jim Parsons, Josh Gad, Ashley Greene, Donald Faison, Pierce Gagnon, Bob Clendenin, Matt Winston, Alexander Chaplin

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Review rate : C-

“..unfortunately, after a brisk and engaging first act, the film becomes bogged down by an overabundance of subplots and increasingly maudlin dramatic turns that threaten to sink the entire affair..”
by Cory Everett [The Playlist]
Review rate : C+

“..it falls completely flat..”
by Adam Chitwood [Collider]
“..is unquestionably an auteur film, but one festooned with so many bad and unnecessary ideas that one can't help wondering if a more modest, hemmed-in version of the same project might not have proved more effective..”
by Scott Foundas [Variety]
3 of 4

“..is just as emotionally rich and heartfelt as his 2004 coming of age classic Garden State..”
by Mara Reinstein [Us Weekly]
“..a more mature work from actor-director-producer Zach Braff that feels like a Garden State for grown-ups..”
by Boyd van Hoeij [Hollywood Reporter]

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