"Consistently marvellous in characterization, nuance and aliveness... The film’s intensity conjures up memories of Bergman."
–Robin Wood, Cine-Action
"Astounding... touches the viewer's soul to the fundamental core... A film that will stay with me for a long, long time."
–Edmonton Vue Weekly
"Stunningly imbibed with life."
"The emotion the movie expends is fully real, earned by a taut script and a fine sense of pace and direction."
"Spare, earnest drama with no tricks but a lot of emotional power... Exceptional performances."
"A riveting drama... Power that is undeniable."
–Gerald Pratley, A Century of Canadian Cinema