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Based on 13 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    He definitely needs more experience, but writer/director Jake Goldberger displays an appealingly skewed sense of humor in his noir debut. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Goldberger mistakes deadness for deadpan and mere oddness for that touch of genius that allows a first-rate filmmaker to get laughs out of the contrast between gruesome acts and mundane social concerns. show more

  • 70

    Don McKay is a curious hybrid of warring tones that occasionally make peace. When they do, it's quite magical. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Though quite watchable thanks to its cast, the overly ambitious Don McKay ends up as confused as its main female character. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The only person in Don McKay having a better time than Shue is Melissa Leo, who plays Sonny’s insinuating housemate. She’s too much by half, in an Agnes Moorehead sort of way. show more

  • 25
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    A ludicrously pretentious train wreck masquerading as a movie. show more

  • 60
    Time Out New York

    Church oozes lonely-patsy schlubiness and Shue radiates crazed heat, but the movie ultimately relies too heavily on dry wackiness and goes too light on the fatalistic bleakness. show more

  • 40
    Pete Hammond Boxoffice Magazine

    Don McKay just never seems to be able to blend its noir elements into a story that makes us care one way or the other. show more

  • 67
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    The premise of the short-story-size comic thriller Don McKay is as thin and crumbly as a corn chip. show more

  • 60
    Manohla Dargis The New York Times

    Quirky goes a surprisingly long way before stalling out in Don McKay, an oddball comedy with the knowing, festering heart of a neo-noir. show more

  • September 28, 2012 mjay3
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    All previous ratings are very generous

  • April 04, 2010 Haraheart
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    The most ridiculous, worst acted waste of time and money I've seen in a REALLY long time. Thomas Haden Church, is sitcom horrible and i've never seen Elisabeth Shue worse. i would have walked out, but I kept thinking SOMETHING WOULD HAPPEN. It did, more bad acting, writing and directing. Melissa Leo is the only one who grabbed onto a shred of reality. even with the electrifyingly bad script. I should have known when there was only one other person in the theatre and we both shifted and grunted thru the whole thing. run don't walk A-WAY.

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