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Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself Reviews

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
A nice little love triangle drama-comedy about suicide and bookstores.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
...the kind of picture one is more inclined to admire than embrace
| Original Score: B
January 24, 2005
Lone Scherfig has masterfully combined rather dark, serious topics with a little humor and a lot of humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
August 29, 2004
Scherfig presents the message with a creative flair that will appeal to indie film lovers who appreciate well drawn characters
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
August 6, 2004
Feels schematic, contrived and less genuine.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
June 4, 2004
Wilbur is less about adherence to cinematic restrictions than it is about characters, and Scherfig was able to coax subtle, comic performances from her actors.
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
June 3, 2004
Although at times too low-key, Wilbur is a humorous and strangely uplifting film about death and dying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
May 31, 2004
More plainly dreary than morosely captivating... a movie that seems rather irresolute about exactly what sort of feelings it's hypothetically meant to be conjuring up.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Eric D. Snider
May 27, 2004
It's certain parts of the film that I enjoy rather than the film as a whole.
Full Review | Original Score: B-

Orlando Weekly
May 21, 2004
You may laugh, but you won't always like yourself for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 21, 2004
Pretty enjoyable.
| Original Score: 3/5
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
May 17, 2004
Amid the bloody pulp that is cinema this season, the director of "Italian for Beginners" offers a fresh look at the old death wish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
May 14, 2004
You can almost believe that Sives and Rawlins are brothers, while the oft-used Henderson ... is solid, as usual.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
May 14, 2004
These fragile, self-destructive people, practically in spite of themselves, manage to charm their way into our hearts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
May 14, 2004
Wilbur is strangely romantic, but in no way sentimental.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
May 14, 2004
Scherfig shows a flair for comic melancholy ... as well as eccentric characters like Wilbur, who initially comes across as off-putting and self-obsessed, but later becomes, if not exactly warm, at least sympathetic.
| Original Score: 3/4
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 13, 2004
These are characters who are quite worth spending a few hours with.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 13, 2004
Wilbur has the ability to suck you in, to make you cheer on the strangest of indulgent families.
| Original Score: B-
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Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times
May 7, 2004
Unexpected plot twists keep us interested.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
May 7, 2004
This is one special movie.
| Original Score: 4/4
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