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Wish I Was Here Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    43

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 30

    out of 100

    Variety Scott Foundas

    The result 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.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Richard Roeper

    Director/co-writer/actor Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here is a precious and condescending exercise in self-indulgent pandering, featuring one of the whiniest lead characters in recent memory.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Scott Bowles

    Here has a great soundtrack and some fine performances, particularly from King, who is a wonder. And credit Braff with some great imagery, deep thinking and moments of eloquent dialogue, however schmaltzy.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Village Voice Stephanie Zacharek

    Wish I Was Here is at least stretching toward something, and even if its reach exceeds its grasp, Braff's earnest determination as a filmmaker and performer helps smooth out some of the awkward bumps.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Boyd van Hoeij

    A more mature work from actor-director-producer Zach Braff that feels like a Garden State for grown-ups.

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