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May Reviews

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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
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.
June 27, 2003
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 27, 2003
A bizarre (and sometimes repulsive) exercise that's a little too willing to swoon in its own weird embrace.
Read More | Original Score: C
June 25, 2003
Yet, it isn't until May starts becoming Dr. Frankenstein that she gains real self assurance and suddenly Bettis' timorous mannerisms morph into a malevolent cockiness that's at once empowering and scary-as-hell all at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 24, 2003
Not many horror movies can dig below the surface, but May does, and for that reason it deserves to be seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 23, 2003
There's an undeniable artistic clarity of vision to Lucky McKee's 'tweener' psychological horror pic, a well-acted, disquieting little character study. If you're a genre fan, set aside some screen time for May.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 20, 2003
It's a humanistic entry in a most dehumanizing cycle, a film about dolls in which people really matter.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 19, 2003
Unfolds with the creepy elegance and carefully calibrated precision of a Dario Argento horror film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 18, 2003
Exactly the kind of unexpected delight one hopes for every time the lights go down.
June 16, 2003
Refreshing!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 13, 2003
We never connect with and/or care about the character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
June 13, 2003
[Bettis] has a smoldering, humorless intensity that's unnerving.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 13, 2003
Like Spacek, Bettis goes far beyond the lackluster acting you usually see in horror movies.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 13, 2003
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 13, 2003
McKee's patchwork horror is neither subversively clever nor an imaginatively engineered shock-and-surprise ride. He should have spent his time building a better psycho.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 13, 2003
[McKee's] going to need better stories than this.
June 12, 2003
Straddles the line between slasher film and sensitive character study with macabre and moving results.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 11, 2003
Taps into a furious atavistic energy that reflects well on the filmmaker and his fully committed cast.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 9, 2003
There was no moment when I was scared by this thing.
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