...filmmaker Cam Archer turns what might have been an exercise in salaciousness into a stylish visual poem about desire and adolescent alienation.
—Ken Fox TV Guide
A surreal, fragmented masturbatory fantasy whose vision of adolescence borrows elements from Elephant, Tarnation, Mysterious Skin and Donnie Darko...
—Stephen Holden New York Times
...the film is nothing if not self-indulgent.
—Ed Gonzalez Los Angeles Times
...an emphatically avant-garde affair that recurrently undercuts its portrait of evolving pubescence with groan-worthy symbolic posturing.
—Nick Schager Slant Magazine
If this is a typical example of what the [Sundance Screenwriter's] lab produces, then it isn't doing anyone any favors.
—Pam Grady Reel
...the film is distancing and off-putting, more a feat of look-at-me-ma derring-do than something resonant, meaningful and just the slightest bit moving.
—Robert Wilonsky LA Weekly
The filmmaker, Cam Archer, seems to be trying for a mood of hazy self-pity, which he achieves just enough to make you wish he'd get over it.
—Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly