"A warmly human and hugely affirming micro indie that will lift your heart."
— Taylor Antrim, Vogue
"The film’s main asset is the mesmerising Anaita Wali Zada, in her first film role."
— Wendy Ide, Screen International
"Fremont is a stylish, sweet evolution for Jalali, and a poignant reflection on the modern immigrant experience."
— Hannah Strong, Little White Lies
"It is a stunning mood piece that takes pride in its stillness and slow pace, ultimately delivering a tale of intimacy, searching, and quiet strength."
— Peyton Robinson, RogerEbert.com
"Gorgeous to watch, with enough sly comedy to maintain levity, Fremont is notable in its decision to be small and intimate. It finds romance in everyday interactions, and in the easy pleasure of opening up a cookie and reading one’s fortune."
— Michael Frank, The Film Stage
"Fremont is a droll comedy about the immigrant experience that only has to hint at the trauma such uprootings often involve, and about how residents of the host country generally don’t have a clue about what this newcomer is dealing with, or how to help."
— Roger Moore, Movie Nation
"Crafted with stillness, empathy, and clever drollness, 'Fremont' is so striking it will simply and calmly demand your attention. So seemingly introverted, humble, and unassuming, it’ll force you to lean in, listen and heed all the humorous words of wisdom in its many little moments of providence."
— Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist
"Babak Jalali's assured black-and-white indie drama strikes a beautiful tone with a deadpan sense of humor, aided by Anaita Wali Zada's quietly poignant performance. In its final moments, the potency of Fremont sneaks up on you. You go in reluctant and even skeptical, and come out wondering how and why you’re moved to tears."
— Tomris Laffly, Variety