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  • Summary: In this edgy thriller, Don McKay flees his hometown after a horrendous tragedy and vows never to return. But 25 years later he comes back to find a dark menace looming over the town. As he attempts to rekindle his romance with an old high school girlfriend, Don is pulled into a malevolentIn this edgy thriller, Don McKay flees his hometown after a horrendous tragedy and vows never to return. But 25 years later he comes back to find a dark menace looming over the town. As he attempts to rekindle his romance with an old high school girlfriend, Don is pulled into a malevolent world from which he may never escape. (Image Entertainment) Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    70
    Don McKay is a curious hybrid of warring tones that occasionally make peace. When they do, it's quite magical.
  2. The premise of the short-story-size comic thriller Don McKay is as thin and crumbly as a corn chip.
  3. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    60
    Church oozes lonely-patsy schlubiness and Shue radiates crazed heat, but the movie ultimately relies too heavily on dry wackiness and goes too light on the fatalistic bleakness.
  4. Reviewed by: Glenn Whipp
    50
    McKay never quite catches fire as a thriller and, truth be told, it's not much of a character study either.
  5. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    50
    A strange, largely inert indie thriller, Don McKay has got good bones (inspired by Blood Simple, it has a solid cast and a strong pitch) but a terrible metabolism.
  6. 50
    The only person in Don McKay having a better time than Shue is Melissa Leo, who plays Sonny’s insinuating housemate. She’s too much by half, in an Agnes Moorehead sort of way.
  7. 25
    A ludicrously pretentious train wreck masquerading as a movie.

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