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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. 100
    The movie subtly darkens its tone until, when the horrifying ending arrives, we can see how we got there. There is a final shot that would get laughs in another kind of film, but May earns the right to it, and it works, and we understand it.
  2. With a level of dark humor akin to the screenplays of Todd Solondz, and a visual style reminiscent of Dario Argento, May is one of the funniest, most disturbing, yet strangely touching movies of the year
  3. 80
    Call it a horror movie, a psychological thriller or a feminist splatterfest, but this sort of story is tough to get right. May gets it more than right.
  4. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Satisfyingly, May also turns out to be lowdown genre fun, a film that nearly makes up in slacker wit and high-spirited gore what it lacks in budget and elegance.
  5. 50
    On paper, it sounds like the start of a good film. Too bad McKee made such a lackluster thing of it. Though the horror comes from an interesting place, it's frequently forced, negating much of the humor and pathos the film attempts to instill.
  6. It wants to be a "Carrie" with a modern-day "Frankenstein" twist, but it lacks the smarts behind the weirdness.
  7. 20
    The flavor is textbook '90s indie -- self-regarding quirk with an occasional spasm of Solondzian incorrectness.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. May 15, 2013
    You want to see not the typical slasher!?
    You want to see a film that makes you think!?
    here you got one!
    One of the best slasher movies
    ever made!
    Believe me!

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