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Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself Reviews

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Marc Mohan
Oregonian
May 7, 2004
There are pleasures to be had.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Tom Long
Detroit News
May 7, 2004
Worth seeing.
| Original Score: B+
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
May 7, 2004
Though Scherfig is still partially enrolled in the Dogme school, her movie finds a happy balance with its equally adept eye for wide-screen composition and the raw complexity of real human emotion.
| Original Score: 3/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
May 7, 2004
The tricky, even contradictory tone, which would be a failing in most films, ends up making "Wilbur" even more endearingly odd.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 6, 2004
A 'slice of life' from filmmakers who, however earnest their intentions, can't offer anything but cheerless Celtic proletarian whimsy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
May 5, 2004
May I please go ahead and openly declare my unwavering adoration for Shirley Henderson?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 30, 2004
Here is a movie that appeals to the heart while not insulting the mind or forgetting how delightful its characters are.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 29, 2004
A poignant, death-tinged comedy.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
April 29, 2004
A charming, life-affirming gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 29, 2004
It's a film where the emotions are as complicated as this world.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
April 29, 2004
A very good, offbeat movie with a very bad, offbeat title.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
April 28, 2004
On the surface, Wilbur is "nice," but it also has extra weight and a darker flavor
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bill Gallo
Dallas Observer
April 23, 2004
This vivid examination of brotherly love and its consequences never stints on the complexities of the heart or the fascinating ambiguities of life.
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
April 22, 2004
Thanks in part to the performances and director Lone Scherfig's restrained direction, it remains engaging to the last scene.
| Original Score: B+
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
April 22, 2004
The acting is solid, but the tone is grating.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
April 17, 2004
An upbeat film about a downer topic.
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
April 16, 2004
A compelling mixture of dry humor and even drier -- if you can imagine such a thing -- sentiment.
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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post
April 9, 2004
Provides some wry chuckles, but much of it is as dark as a Glasgow winter.
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
April 9, 2004
What makes Wilbur worth watching are its smaller bits.
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
April 7, 2004
Scherfig has a delightfully warped sensibility that can make stock tales lively and can also make films that are filled with death but are still weirdly life affirming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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