75

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
"Queer as Folk's" Peter Paige makes a strong debut as a writer/director with this original black comedy.
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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.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
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.
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40

Variety

By Robert Koehler
The politics of homophobia and child molestation receive a badly misjudged tweaking in Peter Paige's writing-directing debut, Say Uncle.
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38

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Dramatically miscalculated satire.
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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.
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20

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
An acutely misguided, purported satire dealing with the prickly subject of child molestation.
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10

L.A. Weekly

By Scott Foundas
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.
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0

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Laughless, pointless and downright creepy, Say Uncle is a would-be black comedy.
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31 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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