—Sid Smith Chicago Tribune
—Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly
...a minor pleasure of a drama...
—Ella Taylor Village Voice
...grown-up, civilized fare, even though the whole thing might have been improved with a bit of messiness.
—Manohla Dargis New York Times
Trouble only really sets in as the film starts to wind down and struggles to tie all those observations together a little too neatly. It's too true to life not to resist an easy conclusion.
—Keith Phipps Onion AV Club
A low-key Big Fish minus the whimsical fantasy...
—Nick Schager Slant Magazine
...fussy and clunky...
—Kyle Smith New York Post
...a real slog.
—Mark Olsen Los Angeles Times