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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. 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.
  3. 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
  4. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    63
    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 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. May 15, 2013
    9
    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
    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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  2. Apr 30, 2015
    2
    I don't think I have seen a more disastrous film. And I doubt it does anything for the various genres it could be for.
    Slasher genre? Worst
    I don't think I have seen a more disastrous film. And I doubt it does anything for the various genres it could be for.
    Slasher genre? Worst slasher I ever saw.
    Horror? It has potential and throws it out the garbage with cliche and tiring reused character developments that have become annoying at this point.
    Thriller? Nothing of the sort here.
    Makes you think? No it does not. The themes portrayed and the protagonists evolution is unrealistic and the least thought provoking element of the film.

    It had potential and it threw it out the window for a couple of girl on girl scenes and what not. It started out nice and great, although on a reused and common plot-line, and instead of turning it into something new and different it goes and does the same thing as the rest of such films (not mentioning any to avoid spoilers).

    Also needlessly depressing. The character evolution in the end does not make you feel for the protagonist, neither route for them, whilst the actions of this protagonist are un-called for (to put it in plain English) within a society no matter what they have gone through. Which makes it even harder to like the protagonist, neither understand them, neither agree to anything about them. I've seen worse scenarios in real life and none resulted in such a plot s to speak.

    Perhaps that was their intent and they were going for exaggeration? Even so, it is poorly developed and the pace is all over the place as well. I couldn't recommend this film if I tried.

    Don't waste your time unless you are curious, there are far better films out there to see.

    Giving this a 2/10 for the effort alone and the initial potential it created. Damn, this could have gone in so many different ways though it tries desperately to portray the effects of loneliness in a completely un-relate-able way. There are much better masterpieces out there that go for the same thing and do it in a grand fashion. This is not one of those films. Steer clear of it.
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  3. May 17, 2015
    0
    I'm baffled that this movie received any positive reviews because it is terrible on every imaginable level.
    The main actress is one of the
    I'm baffled that this movie received any positive reviews because it is terrible on every imaginable level.
    The main actress is one of the worst actresses I've ever seen. There is no supporting cast and the movie is incredibly lame. The movie was intended to be creepy but it is anything but unsettling or scary. Don't waste a second on this movie, it is easily one movie you will regret seeing. Definitely one of the dumbest thrillers ever.
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