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Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself Reviews

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 15, 2004
I admire some of it. I liked the performances. I thought the script was slow and I thought it had kind of a dingy slow dull over all feel to it.
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
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+
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
March 9, 2004
Less morbid than an eccentric mixture of the mawkish and primal.
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
April 1, 2004
It starts as a black comedy about suicide along the lines of Harold and Maude, then softens into a well-meant but sentimental piece about terminal illness.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
April 2, 2004
Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself wants to be as shocking as its title, but it doesn't have the nerve.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
April 4, 2004
A dreary and uninviting drama ... only for those who have been complaining that their lives have been too sunny lately.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 10, 2004
The mixture of drizzly Scottish bleakness and Scherfig's meandering Danish moodiness is too chicly depressive -- and, for the most part, too dull -- to bear.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
James Verniere
Boston Herald
April 2, 2004
The romantic and medical twists that ensue may make you gag more readily than a stomachful of tranquilizers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
August 6, 2004
Feels schematic, contrived and less genuine.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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
Annlee Ellingson
FilmStew.com
March 30, 2004
Even the most minor character is endowed with the dignity of a back story that respects their influence on the lives of Wilbur, Harbour and Alice.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 21, 2004
Pretty enjoyable.
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
...the kind of picture one is more inclined to admire than embrace
| Original Score: B
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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
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
February 17, 2004
Dabbles in darkness, but it's a quirkily appealing Danish / Scottish diversion.
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
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
December 2, 2003
...solid ensemble film about love, death and family...
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
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-
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