May

May

69%
  • 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

David Rooney
Variety
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March 26, 2009
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
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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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.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 27, 2003
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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A bizarre (and sometimes repulsive) exercise that's a little too willing to swoon in its own weird embrace.

| Original Score: C

June 27, 2003
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Unfolds with the creepy elegance and carefully calibrated precision of a Dario Argento horror film.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 19, 2003
Mark Olsen
L.A. Weekly
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Exactly the kind of unexpected delight one hopes for every time the lights go down.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

June 18, 2003
Mary Brennan
Seattle Times
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[Bettis] has a smoldering, humorless intensity that's unnerving.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

June 13, 2003
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Lowdown genre fun, a film that nearly makes up in slacker wit and high-spirited gore what it lacks in budget and elegance.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 13, 2003
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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[McKee's] going to need better stories than this.

June 13, 2003
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Straddles the line between slasher film and sensitive character study with macabre and moving results.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

June 12, 2003

Entertainment Weekly
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Taps into a furious atavistic energy that reflects well on the filmmaker and his fully committed cast.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

June 11, 2003
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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There was no moment when I was scared by this thing.

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June 9, 2003
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Novice director Lucky McKee wrote the first draft of this labored horror flick while he was in school, and for a student film, it's not bad. But it's not ready for the big time.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 6, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A horror film and something more and deeper, something disturbing and oddly moving.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

June 6, 2003
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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While the film does display a certain understated style, not to mention a fair amount of witty black humor, it's ultimately undone by its familiar themes ... and a lengthy, slow-paced buildup that doesn't result in a particularly satisfying payoff.

June 5, 2003
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Led by Ms. Bettis's discreetly campy May, the performances are a cut or two above what you would find in the average slasher film. But in the end that's all it is.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

June 5, 2003
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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It is alternately ridiculous, gruesome, unlikely and stupefying.

| Original Score: 2/5

June 5, 2003
Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
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A refreshing, macabre tale.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 5, 2003
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
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Ironically, the stretch marks are what you notice most.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 3, 2003
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