"Pig, Michael Sarnoski’s stunningly controlled first feature, is a mournful fable of loss and withdrawal, art and ambition."
— Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times
"As a descent into the apparently high-stakes world of truffle-pig-poaching, "Pig" is unexpectedly touching; as a showcase for Cage's brilliance, it's a revelation."
— Michael Nordine, Variety
"Pig is not only a mesmerizing while meditative drama about love and loss. It is also a powerful reminder that Cage is one of the most talented, most captivating movie stars of our time."
— Kristy Puchko, Pajiba
"Sarnoski’s debut is a scintillating tone poem about the inextricable links between love, creativity, and commerce, and what happens when the latter encroaches too much upon the former."
— Clint Worthington, Consequence
"Playing oddly against expectations, there's no Cage Rage, no showy violence or operatic monologues, just a simple, moving story of a broken man who lost his pig but, perhaps, has found his way."
— Thelma Adams, AARP Movies for Grownups
"Pig is not the movie you think it is. It’s something far more beautiful, and far more painful. It is an existential meditation on the search for something. Anything. A kind of cosmic loneliness envelopes this film. It’s extraordinary."
— Chris Evangelista, Slashfilm
"It’s a rustic, poetic, occasionally funny, sometimes heartbreaking and wonderfully strange and memorable character study of a man who is in such tremendous pain he had to retreat from the world. The unpredictable Cage delivers some of his best work in years."
— Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
"At a time when so many people are struggling to find something of value in their lives, when people are fleeing jobs, cities, futures they thought they wanted, Cage has crafted a quiet soliloquy about grasping on to something that has meaning. In some ways, this is one of his most emotionally brutal films."
— Richard Whittaker, Austin Chronicle