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: 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.
  2. 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.
  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. Dramatically miscalculated satire.
  5. 0
    Laughless, pointless and downright creepy, Say Uncle is a would-be black comedy.
  6. An acutely misguided, purported satire dealing with the prickly subject of child molestation.
  7. 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.
  8. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    75
    "Queer as Folk's" Peter Paige makes a strong debut as a writer/director with this original black comedy.
  9. 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.

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