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May has always been a bit of an outsider--you might consider her a quirky girl. If you passed her on the street, you wouldn't notice that she is any different from scores of other young women trying to make their way in the big city. She lives alone, works as a veterinarian assistant, makes her own clothes, and dreams of finding the right person to fall in love with--soon. There is that hot guy who works as a mechanic down the street. A chance for romance looks promising, yet it's hard to be optimistic; he's not exactly normal either. Maybe she'll find what she's looking… 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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