Don McKay
Don McKay (2010)

First time writer/director Jake Goldberger takes the helm for this thriller about a man who returns to his hometown after receiving a letter from his high school sweetheart, who claims to be dying. It's been 25 years since Don McKay… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 29, 2010
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Thomas Haden Church and Elisabeth Shue do their best with what they're given, but Don McKay is too confused and far-fetched to be taken seriously as a noir, and too inconsistent to work as a black comedy.

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Goldberger gets a few good tonal feints in, especially when he consults the Coen recipe book for the disorienting effect of blood (and bloody violence) on American simple folk.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

This is a movie that, if you can make it to the last 30 minutes, starts to make some sense. It seems the plot twist is the only good idea in the script.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...an almost aggressively pointless piece of work that simply isn't able to justify its very existence.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

When you pack your movie with performers like Mr. Church, Ms. Leo, Mr. Rebhorn and Keith David (as Donâ(TM)s old friend), all with faces and deliveries that can slide easily between comedy and menace, youâ(TM)re holding a full house.

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David Germain
Associated Press

An admirable attempt even if the film only works spottily.

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Brian Orndorf
DVDTalk.com

Labored and distractingly uneven, Don McKay comes across as a lackadaisical film school writing assignment that somehow lucked into a feature film deal.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Don McKay certainly has its moments, but it never manages to maintain the consistent tone so crucial if a black comedy is going to actually be funny.

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Michelle Orange
Village Voice

A strange, largely inert indie thriller.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Goldberger makes the most of his eclectic, multi-Oscar-nominated cast to make up for the lack of scope and visual panache, not to mention the sometimes strained machinations of his plot

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Flixster Audience Score: 24% Flixster User Reviews
Tim Salmons
A lukewarm Lynch-like film that leaves much to be desired, especially from stiff-jointed actress Elisabeth Shue. The movie's a series of curve balls… More
Fascade Fiveoneeight
Thomas Hayden Church (as Don McKay) has been around for a loooong time, as an actor...I saw this and wasn't disappointed at all!!! What a twisting, dark… More
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Cast: Thomas Haden Church, Rachel Harker, Stephen Benson, M. Emmet Walsh, Melissa Leo, Elisabeth Shue, Amanda Donaghey, James Rebhorn, Keith David, Pruitt… More
Christopher Haskell
With an old time feel, complete with faded and grainy film stock, Don McKay becomes a one man show with a mishmash plot and no real reason for a viewer to care.… More
Brian De Guelle
Its a thriller,comedy and indie role in to one.Thomas Haden Church is great as the main title role.Elisabeth Shue as never been better.The movie is a mix bag… More