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A young social outcast goes to great measures to find the perfect friend in this debut horror feature from director Lucky McKee. Set apart from her peers as a child due to her lazy eye, May's only friend and confidant was a delicate doll encased in glass. Though as a young adult May has learned to control her lazy eye with glasses and contacts, her introverted tendencies always seem to hinder her search for the perfect friend. Walking down the street one day, May happens across a young man tenderly caressing the damage of a wrecked car and falls in love with his seemingly perfect hands. As… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Too much of a hodgepodge of borrowed ideas and uneven tone."
‑ Gary Dowell, Dallas Morning News
"Unfolds with the creepy elegance and carefully calibrated precision of a Dario Argento horror film."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"A marvelous cinematic debut from director Lucky McKee..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Benefits from bursts of gory black humor as well as Bettis' riveting performance."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Lucky Mckee's film works better as a misfit character study than it does a purebred slasher flick."
‑ David N. Butterworth, Movie Boeuf
"Part Carrie, part Frankenstein and still shlockier bits and pieces, May isn't seamless. But boy is it hard to avert one's eyes from this creature ready-made for the midnight-movie circuit."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Exactly the kind of unexpected delight one hopes for every time the lights go down."
‑ Mark Olsen, L.A. Weekly
""May" takes a cracked view of 1 Corinthians' idea of leaving childish things behind - blending the brooding of "Frankenstein" with the bleak, acrid tone of Alkaline Trio lyrics and the most frightening sing-song horror-film score since "Suspiria.""
‑ Nick Rogers,
"MAY is a very nasty and disturbing little horror film that the viewer will probably either love or hate. It is very unpleasant see and at the same time mesmerizing."
‑ Mark R. Leeper,
"McKee's directing and screenwriting are unusually low-key for a psychological horror thriller, and Bettis is excellent as the disturbed antiheroine."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"A bizarre (and sometimes repulsive) exercise that's a little too willing to swoon in its own weird embrace."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"[Bettis] has a smoldering, humorless intensity that's unnerving."
‑ Mary Brennan, Seattle Times
"Proves that fresh new work can be done in the horror genre if the director follows his or her own shadowy muse."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"O terror originado pela loucura da protagonista foge do apelativo e investe no dramático, levando o espectador não apenas a temer May, mas a sentir compaixão pela garota."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Standard, low-budget slasher film, elevated by a breakthrough performance by Angela Bettis."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
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