The actors are terrific...
—Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly
—Stephen Holden New York Times
...weaves a tapestry of pervasive temptation, offhanded betrayal, stunted dreams and small, sweet victories.
—Maitland McDonagh TV Guide
The fatal flaw of Little Fish is that this is, sadly, ground that has been treaded on before, quite often in fact.
—Chris Cabin filmcritic.com
...while Little Fish takes a turn for the generic in its final act, solid acting, an atmospheric soundtrack, and flare-filled cinematography more beautiful than an Apple screensaver are enough to keep the film afloat.
—Leo Goldsmith Village Voice
—Kyle Smith New York Post