"Filled with juicy performances and unforgettable visuals, Nightmare Alley is one of the best films of the year."
— The Chicago Sun-Times
"A wickedly enjoyable tale of freak shows, dark and stormy nights, innocent dames, morally bankrupt schemers, and a femme fatale to die for."
— Chris Evangelista, Slashfilm
"Stunningly-detailed, with an A-list cast up and down the line, it’s a gorgeous and gloomy dip into the dark side, immersive and bleak from start to finish."
— Roger Moore, Movie Nation
"Nightmare Alley pays tribute to noir. But it's also its own dark snow globe, luminous and finely faceted, and one of del Toro's most fluent features."
— Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter
"A gorgeous, fantastically sinister moral fable about the cruel predictability of human nature and the way entire systems — from carnies and con men to shrinks and Sunday preachers — are engineered to exploit it. It's a glorious homage to an American experience all but lost to time."
— Peter Debruge, Variety