"You can see and feel Ewing's love for her characters in beautifully natural ways."
— Monica Castillo, RogerEbert.com
"I Carry You With Me is an emotional powerhouse that had me and the other moviegoers crying our collective eyes out."
— Lorry Kikta, Film Threat
"I Carry You With Me poignantly captures the ache, the beauty of the characters’ love, and the pieces that get left behind in pursuit of something new."
— Mae Abdulbaki, Screen Rant
"Director Heidi Ewing makes a powerful narrative debut with I Carry You with Me, a dreamy and tender, decades-spanning story about love, sacrifice, memory and immigration."
— Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press
"In Ewing’s hands and as anchored by two superb performances, Iván and Gerardo’s romance gets scaled up to an epic, a searing saga of the undocumented experience in which love is the binding force."
— David Canfield, Entertainment Weekly
"I Carry You With Me is an act of memory, of romance, and of friendship all in one — a movie that takes the kind of undocumented immigrants’ saga we think we know and recasts it in a dreamy, bittersweet light."
— Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Ewing joins a generation of filmmakers who are using every piece of cinematic grammar available to communicate the emotional core of their stories and characters, fusing the impressionistic liberties of drama with more visceral truths to startling and potent effect."
— Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"What’s tender in the film is tinged with sadness. Documentary footage of Iván and Gerardo is in harmony with absorbing performances by Armando Espitia and Christian Vasquez. And these disparate pieces under different leadership wouldn’t come together as masterfully if not for Heidi Ewing’s exceptional vision."
— Joshua Encinias, The Film Stage