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  1. Positive: 20 out of 26
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  1. The central trio of actors deliver engaging, pitch-perfect work.
  2. 80
    What makes Wilbur worth watching are its smaller bits: Mads Mikkelsen's hilarious performance as a taciturn psychiatrist and Julia Davis's equally funny portrayal of a needy group therapy counselor.
  3. Call this a brooding comedy or a darkly whimsical drama, "Wilbur's" willingness to mix gallows humor and real sadness make it something on which labels do not easily fit.
  4. By the end, Wilbur becomes an unusually complicated character: We empathize with his suffering, find his selfishness appalling, enjoy his gloomy wit and frank self-appraisal.
  5. 75
    In the end, "Wilbur"' manages to look death square in the face and walk away laughing.
  6. Full of life -- which is a very good thing to say about a story that turns on death -- wonderfully odd, and a gallery of perfect performances.
  7. Too chicly depressive -- and, for the most part, too dull -- to bear.

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
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