— Geoffrey Macnab, Independent (UK)
"If you think you know musicals, think again."
— Katie Rosseinsky, London Evening Standard
"This astoundingly beautiful picture will stand the test of time."
— Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine (Vulture)
"So unrestrained and unapologetic about what it's trying to do, you can't help but sing along."
— Rafael Motamayor, Observer
"The musical format proves a natural fit for Leos Carax’s love of the visual fantasies created by the cinema’s most basic means of illusion."
— Pat Brown, Slant Magazine
"It’s hard not to feel stirred, even moved, by the sheer improbable fact of this picture’s existence: Moment by moment, you’re held by its loony flights of lyricism and gorgeous images (shot by Caroline Champetier), and by the mix of sincerity, irony and Sondheimian dissonance that animates every sung-through line."
— Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
"Is Annette a farce, a metaphor, a noir meditation on fame? Only God and maybe the Maels know for sure. But like so many of the best and strangest moments that festivals like this bring, it's nearly impossible to witness it all and not walk away feeling altered (irrationally, emotionally, chemically) in some way."
— Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly