70

NPR

Don McKay is a curious hybrid of warring tones that occasionally make peace. When they do, it's quite magical.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The premise of the short-story-size comic thriller Don McKay is as thin and crumbly as a corn chip.
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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.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
He definitely needs more experience, but writer/director Jake Goldberger displays an appealingly skewed sense of humor in his noir debut.
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60

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
Quirky goes a surprisingly long way before stalling out in Don McKay, an oddball comedy with the knowing, festering heart of a neo-noir.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
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.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
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.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Though quite watchable thanks to its cast, the overly ambitious Don McKay ends up as confused as its main female character.
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40

Boxoffice Magazine

By Pete Hammond
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.
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25

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
A ludicrously pretentious train wreck masquerading as a movie.
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50 out of 100
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