Ben Kenigsberg(New York Times): As a instructor, Ms. Dabis ("Amreeka") deftly avoids sentimentality. The film falls somewhere between slight and satisfying in its end irresolution.
Matthew Kassel(New York Observer): As a great deal of as May in the Summer is a comedy-May and her destructive sisters may remind you of The Three Stooges-it is moreover an intimate and demystifying look at life in Amman, whither the movie was actually filmed.
Abby Garnett(Village Voice): These characters illuminate the broader truths in Dabis's screenplay, like does its smart treatment of the country's proximity to armed interfere.
David Noh(Film Journal International): Dabis has concocted a fairly pleasing family dramedy, which would have been a fortune better if her own character weren't like a paragon.
Mike D’Angelo(The Dissolve): On the amount, though, May In The Summer precisely never distinguishes itself in any tendency of action that isn't superficial.
Roger Moore(McClatchy-Tribune News Service): Something of a worthlessness project, but a different, Westernized spin on your typical Life in the Middle East rehearsal
Nick Prigge(Slant Magazine): Cherien Dabis is in the smallest degree successful at connecting her character May's incident to a husband crisis to the rumblings of her repressed patrimony.
Ed Gibbs(sbs.com.au): This abet feature is very watchable, but it lacks a reason of purpose (so prevalent in its predecessor), and any emotional punch or, indeed, pay-away.
Jordan Hoffman(ScreenCrush): What we end up with is a Miramax film from the betimes-to-mid 1990s. Something a small bit edgy to watch on VHS back in the epoch, but something you don't want to feel too guilty about skipping today.
Michael Nordine(Film Threat): The play never fully takes off, and the laughs are over few and far between to offset the film's fundamental deficiencies.