"It will shock, enrage and enlighten."
— Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press
"Its main virtues are a wild story and a stealth sense of outrage."
— Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times
"I appreciate that the filmmakers don't sensationalize what is ultimately a very tragic and upsetting story."
— Angie Han, FilmWeek
"As riveting and preposterous as a Robert Ludlum novel, Ryan Murphy's terrific documentary of the bizarre assassination of North Korea leader Kim Jong-un's half brother is a spellbinding..."
— Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News
"'Assassins' finds its pulse in the fact that it was filmed in media res, before the dust had settled on this strange ordeal, and the perspective of Siti's counsel proves invaluable during the trial."
— David Ehrlich, indieWire
"Assassins is a terrific true-crime story, but it’s also a documentary thriller about the new world disorder. As you watch the movie, I promise that there are moments when your jaw will drop."
— Owen Gleiberman, Variety
"It's a Kafka-esque and sometimes darkly comic tale of deception and exploitation that makes for a smartly assembled and eminently topical film that arrives at a crucial juncture in world affairs..."
— Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter
"Ryan White crafts a piercingly observant investigative documentary that methodically pieces together a complex collage of incriminating evidence outlining a carefully orchestrated attempt to conceal the sinister implications behind Kim’s assassination."
— Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter
"Although the event and aftermath were widely, exhaustively covered, I don’t think I’m the only one who lost the thread early. This not knowing is part of what makes Ryan White’s extraordinary documentary Assassins, about the trial of the two young women, so compulsively compelling."
— Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press