• R, 1 hr. 34 min.
  • Drama, Horror
  • Directed By:
    Lucky McKee
    In Theaters:
    Jun 6, 2003 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 15, 2003
  • Lionsgate Releasing
  • May
    2 minutes 2 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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May Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A marvelous cinematic debut from director Lucky McKee...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

October 21, 2012
Nick Rogers

"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."

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 19, 2010
Rob Gonsalves

Proves that fresh new work can be done in the horror genre if the director follows his or her own shadowy muse.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5/5

September 27, 2007
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Benefits from bursts of gory black humor as well as Bettis' riveting performance.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: B

January 9, 2006
Mark R. Leeper

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

March 30, 2005
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

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.

| Original Score: 4/5

October 30, 2004
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf

Lucky Mckee's film works better as a misfit character study than it does a purebred slasher flick.

Full Review Source: Movie Boeuf | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 27, 2004
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

McKee's directing and screenwriting are unusually low-key for a psychological horror thriller, and Bettis is excellent as the disturbed antiheroine.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: 3/4

January 15, 2004
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Standard, low-budget slasher film, elevated by a breakthrough performance by Angela Bettis.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

January 13, 2004
Frank Wilkins
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

A flawed little prize that somehow manages to mesmerize with its sound, intrigue with its visuals, and numb with its ending.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

January 8, 2004
Jovanka Vuckovic
Rue Morgue Magazine

'May is nothing short of brilliant. It is likely the most original horror story I have seen in years.'

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

September 4, 2003
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

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.

| Original Score: D

August 25, 2003
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

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.

Full Review Source: Movie Views

July 24, 2003
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal

"May" is a campy slasher-horror movie - and a classic of the style at that.

Full Review | Original Score: A-

July 22, 2003
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

May, composed, as a character, of the exhumed fractions of genre debts, is the film's only Frankenstein's monster.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 3/4

July 20, 2003
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's slightly better than the usual slasher flick.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

July 15, 2003
Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
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Too much of a hodgepodge of borrowed ideas and uneven tone.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C-

July 11, 2003
Dustin Putman

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.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/4

July 11, 2003
Brian Mckay

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

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

July 9, 2003
Kim Morgan

The idea of this strange little girl growing into a woman obsessed with body parts is intriguing, but McKee hasn't a clue what to do with her actors.

Full Review Source: Oregonian

June 27, 2003
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