"Quakes with intrigue and dread."
— Natalia Winkelman, The Daily Beast
"A disturbing psychological coming-of-age thriller."
— David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
"Director Pascual Sisto's gaze drifts languidly across the scenery, building the slow, quiet terror of the dreaded certainty of an awful situation."
— Sheri Flanders, Chicago Reader
"Directed by visual artist Pascual Sisto and featuring great performances from all of its leads, John and the Hole is a strange and darkly fun little thriller."
— Alissa Wilkinson, Vox
"A critique of affluent boredom, an exploration of adolescent anguish, a parenting lesson by way of Yorgos Lanthimos-designed with a disquieting sense of minimalism, John and the Hole is all of these things."
— Tomris Laffly, Harper's Bazaar
"It’s calculated and precise and meticulously constructed in a way that will be of considerable interest to audiences who appreciate stories that unsettle, and those who recognize the precision of Sisto’s approach."
— Peter Debruge, Variety