"A breathtakingly beautiful portrait of Black womanhood."
— Robert Daniels, The Playlist
"It’s Taylor who anchors Rockwell’s direction and screenplay with her powerhouse performance."
— Ryan Lattanzio, indieWire
"A Thousand and One is a love letter to mothers, sons, daughters, the hustlers, and displaced of New York City."
— Valerie Complex, Deadline Hollywood Daily
"Director and screenwriter A.V. Rockwell’s lens captures the beauty and vibrancy of the city of New York, Black life, and motherhood in poverty."
— Sheri Flanders, Chicago Reader
"It’s a moving character portrait of a complicated woman who makes good and bad decisions but is motivated solely by the desire to create a better life for herself and the people she loves."
— David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
"Rockwell uses the full range of cinematic expressivity to turn a small, often tragic story of raw deals and rash decisions into an admiring portrait of survivorship, determination and resourcefulness."
— Jessica Kiang, Variety
"A Thousand and One is a character study of one woman’s choices, her love for her son, and the countless obstacles she encounters just getting through the minutia of her life. It is vivid and gutting."
— Aramide Tinubu, Shadow and Act
"Watching a ferociously protective and streetwise mother try to beat the system and raise a son who will have more opportunities than she is so compelling. Taylor's searing portrayal of that woman is Oscar-worthy."
— Dwight Brown, DwightBrownInk.com