...feels more like a promising pilot than a feature film. It doesn't conclude so much as dead-end.
—Keith Phipps Onion AV Club
Director Ami Canaan Mann, a TV vet (and daughter of Michael), has a touch with procedural scenes, but the behind-the-badge home-life sections in her Texas Killing Fields are rather less accomplished, thanks in part to the actors
—Nick Pinkerton Village Voice
The real killer, sadly, is the script.
—Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune
...a nightmare populated by misogynistic monsters isn't enough to overshadow the general insubstantiality of its narrative proper, which instead of truly confronting the darkness, finds it simply quicker and easier to fall back on standard, if well-handled, shootouts and uplifting resolutions.
—Nick Schager Slant Magazine