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Say Uncle Reviews

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David Noh
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Ultimately, Paul's plight is just not that interesting, and when the neighborhood stridently turns against him, the film veers into absurdity.
Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com
September 28, 2006
Frankly, I wouldn't want him touching my toddler.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
July 2, 2006
Paige's radical approach to this unsettling material tip toes in the echoes of dark absurdity. Say Uncle comes off as an irresponsible, unthinkable and creepy concoction
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide
June 30, 2006
Paige makes a strong debut as a writer/director with this original black comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
June 30, 2006
Laughless, pointless and downright creepy.
| Original Score: 0/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
June 30, 2006
Ask yourself: If you saw an unknown, single man repeatedly approach kids in the park, would you be concerned? If so, you may not find Paul, and his unbalanced Peter Pan complex, quite as charming as Paige does.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
June 29, 2006
A comedy about a suspected gay pedophile is something even Mel Brooks might balk at, but Say Uncle would have benefited from his ability to turn bad taste into good feature.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
June 29, 2006
As written and portrayed by Paige, his protagonist comes across a lot less like an oddball, misunderstood naif than he does an irritatingly self-absorbed loser with some serious boundary issues.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
June 26, 2006
A movie that made my skin crawl.
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
June 23, 2006
Peter Paige's Say Uncle aims to be a dark comedy about the dangers of preconceived ideas, but the movie plays as a broad cartoon that speaks to the peril of having no ideas as a filmmaker.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine
June 23, 2006
A film that has a lot going for it, including supporting roles by the likes of Kathy Najimy and Melanie Lynskey, Say Uncle -- which lead actor/filmmaker Peter Paige mischaracterizes as a comedy -- nonetheless founders.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
June 23, 2006
...[the hero is] such a mess that you wouldn't trust him with anything, let alone your kids.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
June 22, 2006
[Peter] Paige has created an engaging and insightful entertainment with considerably more substance than most small-budget, independent gay films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat
June 22, 2006
Say Uncle is both a heartbreaking tale of loss, and a cautionary tale to parents out there, and there won't be a dry eye in the house when the film is finished.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
June 22, 2006
You'll be begging for mercy well before the end of this self-righteous, thoroughly unsavory 'farce.'
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Robert Koehler
Variety
June 19, 2006
The politics of homophobia and child molestation receive a badly misjudged tweaking in Queer As Folk star Peter Paige's writing-directing debut, Say Uncle.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
May 26, 2006
Page makes the mistake of arguing a thorny case from the same juvenile perspective of his colossally self-absorbed character.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Dave White
Movies.com
June 23, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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