May Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 21, 2012
A marvelous cinematic debut from director Lucky McKee...
Nick Rogers
September 19, 2010
"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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rob Gonsalves
September 27, 2007
Proves that fresh new work can be done in the horror genre if the director follows his or her own shadowy muse.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
January 9, 2006
Benefits from bursts of gory black humor as well as Bettis' riveting performance.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark R. Leeper
March 30, 2005
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
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
October 30, 2004
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
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
January 27, 2004
Lucky Mckee's film works better as a misfit character study than it does a purebred slasher flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
January 15, 2004
McKee's directing and screenwriting are unusually low-key for a psychological horror thriller, and Bettis is excellent as the disturbed antiheroine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 13, 2004
Standard, low-budget slasher film, elevated by a breakthrough performance by Angela Bettis.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Frank Wilkins
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
January 8, 2004
A flawed little prize that somehow manages to mesmerize with its sound, intrigue with its visuals, and numb with its ending.
Jovanka Vuckovic
Rue Morgue Magazine
September 4, 2003
'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
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
August 25, 2003
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
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
July 24, 2003
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.
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
July 22, 2003
"May" is a campy slasher-horror movie - and a classic of the style at that.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 20, 2003
May, composed, as a character, of the exhumed fractions of genre debts, is the film's only Frankenstein's monster.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 15, 2003
It's slightly better than the usual slasher flick.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
July 11, 2003
Too much of a hodgepodge of borrowed ideas and uneven tone.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Dustin Putman
July 11, 2003
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 | Original Score: 4/4
Brian Mckay
July 9, 2003
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Kim Morgan
June 27, 2003
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.
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