Metascore
31

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 5 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    75
    "Queer as Folk's" Peter Paige makes a strong debut as a writer/director with this original black comedy.
  2. Reviewed by: Felix Vasques Jr.
    70
    A consistently provoking dark comedy that not only sheds light on our cynical society, but on mentally unstable people who find solace in children.
  3. The ending is a little too neat and smacks of wishful thinking, but Paige has created an engaging and insightful entertainment with considerably more substance than most small-budget, independent gay films.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    40
    The politics of homophobia and child molestation receive a badly misjudged tweaking in Peter Paige's writing-directing debut, Say Uncle.
  5. Dramatically miscalculated satire.
  6. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    30
    Say Uncle may be trying to address gay persecution and social paranoia, but it mostly comes off as a study of arrested development. The movie's most laudable gamble is its refusal to make either Maggie or Paul sympathetic, but the moral subtleties are obscured by a one-dimensional script and a protagonist as self-centered and lacking in expression as a fetus.
  7. An acutely misguided, purported satire dealing with the prickly subject of child molestation.
  8. 10
    You'll be begging for mercy well before the end of this self-righteous, thoroughly unsavory "farce" about a lonely gay man who - gosh darn it - can't seem to stop getting mistaken for a pedophile.
  9. 0
    Laughless, pointless and downright creepy, Say Uncle is a would-be black comedy.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. R.Chung
    Jun 23, 2006
    10
    Loved this movie. It made me feel good!