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Based on 9 Reviews
critic reviews (9)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 38
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Dramatically miscalculated satire. show more

  • 20
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    An acutely misguided, purported satire dealing with the prickly subject of child molestation. show more

  • 75
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    "Queer as Folk's" Peter Paige makes a strong debut as a writer/director with this original black comedy. show more

  • NA
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Laughless, pointless and downright creepy, Say Uncle is a would-be black comedy. show more

  • 70
    Film Threat

    A consistently provoking dark comedy that not only sheds light on our cynical society, but on mentally unstable people who find solace in children. show more

  • 70
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    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. show more

  • 40
    Robert Koehler Variety

    The politics of homophobia and child molestation receive a badly misjudged tweaking in Peter Paige's writing-directing debut, Say Uncle. show more

  • 30
    The New York Times

    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. show more

  • 10
    Scott Foundas L.A. Weekly

    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. show more

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