Average Rating: 6.1/10
Reviews Counted: 64
Fresh: 44 | Rotten: 20
Above average slasher flick.
Average Rating: 5.3/10
Critic Reviews: 18
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 9
Above average slasher flick.
Average Rating: 3.5/5
User Ratings: 29,622
May has always been a bit of an outsider--you might consider her a quirky girl. If you passed her on the street, you wouldn't notice that she is any different from scores of other young women trying to make their way in the big city. She lives alone, works as a veterinarian assistant, makes her own clothes, and dreams of finding the right person to fall in love with--soon. There is that hot guy who works as a mechanic down the street. A chance for romance looks promising, yet it's hard to be
Jun 6, 2003 Wide
Jul 15, 2003
Lionsgate Releasing - Official Site
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Part Carrie, part Frankenstein and still shlockier bits and pieces, May isn't seamless. But boy is it hard to avert one's eyes from this creature ready-made for the midnight-movie circuit.
A bizarre (and sometimes repulsive) exercise that's a little too willing to swoon in its own weird embrace.
Unfolds with the creepy elegance and carefully calibrated precision of a Dario Argento horror film.
Exactly the kind of unexpected delight one hopes for every time the lights go down.
[Bettis] has a smoldering, humorless intensity that's unnerving.
"May" takes a cracked view of 1 Corinthians' idea of leaving childish things behind - blending the brooding of "Frankenstein" with the bleak, acrid tone of Alkaline Trio lyrics and the most frightening sing-song horror-film score since "Suspiria."
Proves that fresh new work can be done in the horror genre if the director follows his or her own shadowy muse.
Benefits from bursts of gory black humor as well as Bettis' riveting performance.
MAY is a very nasty and disturbing little horror film that the viewer will probably either love or hate. It is very unpleasant see and at the same time mesmerizing.
O terror originado pela loucura da protagonista foge do apelativo e investe no dramático, levando o espectador não apenas a temer May, mas a sentir compaixão pela garota.
Lucky Mckee's film works better as a misfit character study than it does a purebred slasher flick.
McKee's directing and screenwriting are unusually low-key for a psychological horror thriller, and Bettis is excellent as the disturbed antiheroine.
Standard, low-budget slasher film, elevated by a breakthrough performance by Angela Bettis.
A flawed little prize that somehow manages to mesmerize with its sound, intrigue with its visuals, and numb with its ending.
'May is nothing short of brilliant. It is likely the most original horror story I have seen in years.'
Director Lucky McKee has a knack for discomfiting material involving contact lenses and animal hospitals, but such moments are increasingly rare as he stretches his material.
You have to look to McKee's search for the poetic truth that lies at the heart of the film to find the true beauty of his work.
"May" is a campy slasher-horror movie - and a classic of the style at that.
May, composed, as a character, of the exhumed fractions of genre debts, is the film's only Frankenstein's monster.
Not only one of the most auspicious and original independent features in years--particularly for a first-time filmmaker--but it is one of the best films of 2003...Genuinely disturbing.
While there are several praise-worthy elements of MAY , the titular character's lament that "Most people have perfect parts, but are never perfect in their whole" applies just as well to the film
Audience Reviews for May
- May Canady: Where's Polly?
- Ambrosia: In the head. Polly, hurry up in there! I've been drinking vodka all night and I have to piss like a racehorse!
- May Canady: [giggles] hm-hm
- Ambrosia: (gets annoyed and mimics May's giggle) - UM-HM!
- May Canady: You have really beautiful legs.
- Ambrosia: I thought they were gams?
- May Canady: Gams, stems, wheels, whatever. Give us a little spin, doll.
- Ambrosia: Huh?
- May Canady: Turn around for me.
- Ambrosia: You are so fu*king weird. I don't know what Polly sees in you.
- May Canady: Polly doesn't see anything. Turn around, Miss Grable.
- Ambrosia: Okay, doll (she does a sexy spin) How was that?
- May Canady: Beautiful [May stabs Ambrosia in the temple with a scalpel, killing her]
- Polly: You're funny. You want to watch me file?
- Adam: So what do you do, May?
- May Canady: I work at the animal hospital. And I sew.
- Adam: Okay. Animal hospital.
- May Canady: Some people think it's kind of gross.
- Adam: I love gross.
- May Canady: Really?
- Adam: Mm-hmm. Disgust me, please.
- May Canady: Okay. A couple of weeks ago, and old man comes in, and says his dog is dying. And he begs us to save it. A 90-pound black lad named Seymour. We take him in and run some tests, and find that he has a twisted bowel, and needs to be operated on immediately. So we shave Seymour's tummy, we cut him open, and take out a piece of intestine about - about the size of a hot dog. Everything went smooth, but when we went to sew Seymour back up, we realized we were out of the heavy sutures your supposed to use for large dogs. So the doctor decided that if we tripled up on cat sutures, that should do the trick. Well, a few days go by, and the old man calls up hysterical. The sutures had burst while he was at work, and by the time he got home, Seymour was sprawled out on the back porch with his guts spread all over the concrete, and the fence was soaked in blood all around the yard. It was a mess [Adam stares in disgust] I had to sew that one back up.
- Polly: Do you feel weird doing this?
- May Canady: I am weird.
- Polly: I love weird.
- Adam: There's an Argenta playing at the Beverly in 15 minutes. I took the afternoon off. They're showing 'Trauma.'
- May Canady: Is that a movie?
- Adam: You've never seen 'Trauma'?!
- Mama: I've always said, 'If you can't find a friend, make one.'
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