"Ambitious and visually stunning."
— Robert Daniels, The Playlist
"One of the year’s most dynamic and electrifying films."
— David Ehrlich, IndieWire
"You'll remain under Ema's spell for a long time after the credits have rolled."
— Caitlin Quinlan, Little White Lies
"[A] heady plunge into sweat-drenched melodrama and a stingingly malicious failing relationship."
— Wendy Ide, Observer (UK)
"With a pulsing, angular reggaeton soundtrack from Chilean-American composer Nicolas Jaar, the film throbs and leaps rather than walks."
— Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald
"Ema is a bold film about trying to put out a fire when you have burned everything around you to the ground."
— Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, ABC Radio (Australia)
"Brilliantly acted, shot with precision and style, this is a deconstruction of the ‘nuclear family’ that cries out for a second or third viewing."
— Tom Duggins, CineVue
"Following Jackie, Pablo Larraín offers another powerful examination of grief, capturing all of the confusing and fascinating layers of human relationships. Despite the heavy subject matter, it’s intoxicating."
— Ella Kemp, Empire
"Incendiary and remarkably bold, in the same manner that a fire is terrifying and fascinating, Larraín's Ema boasts top-notch acting from a cast that comprehends there are no schematic evildoers or virtuous saviors in his domain."
— Carlos Aguilar, Remezcla
"A prickly punk remix that takes a traditional art-house character study about a young woman dealing with emotional turmoil and filters it through the stylistic approaches more common to recent art-pop hybrids like 'Lemonade.'"
— Ben Croll, TheWrap