Don McKay

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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. 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. 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. 50
    McKay never quite catches fire as a thriller and, truth be told, it's not much of a character study either.
  5. 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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