"A taut, gripping documentary about one young woman's dream..."
— Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"It’s an inspiring chapter in history, beautifully conveyed on the screen."
— Jim Slotek, Original-Cin
"Maiden is simply magnificent storytelling and a must-see for all ages and genders."
— Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press
"Maiden celebrates the defiant spirit of all the female athletes who have challenged the sporting world's entrenched sexism."
— Kerry Lengel, Arizona Republic
"A heck of a story splendidly told, Maiden succeeds by combining the athleticism of 'Free Solo' with the enriching, across-the-board emotional appeal of 'RBG.'"
— Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"With stunning archival footage and interviews with the amazing Maiden crew, Holmes captures that high in this stirring documentary that recounts not just the feminist achievement, but triumph of the human spirit."
— Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service
"Writer-director Alex Holmes ("Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story") absorbingly recounts the story of Edwards and her team in an unfussy linear style that effectively recaptures the tension of their gutsy undertaking."
— Tom Russo, Boston Globe
"What we have from director Alex Holmes — a guy who knows a great cinematic story when he hears one — is a documentary with all the nervous-making energy of a first-rate drama; a cast of sailors who are both endearing and intelligent; and a delicately wrought suspense story."
— John Anderson, Wall Street Journal
"Holmes does an incredible job writing and directing this already action-packed narrative into an impressive documentary. He carefully weaves the crew’s interviews tightly together so that it seems like they’re almost talking among themselves, instead of in separate one-on-one interviews."
— Monica Castillo, TheWrap
"Maiden excels as a suspenseful sports tale and a record of a historic first, but its biggest strength is in its warts-and-all character study of the Maiden crew. One can’t help but feel seen, moved and empowered once the credits roll."
— Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com