"You've never seen Udo Kier like this before."
— Peter Debruge, Variety
"This film is magnificent celebration, a gay old time-literal and wonderful."
— Kristy Puchko, Pajiba
"What's most notable about Todd Stephens' heartfelt salute to a real-life local legend is that the campiness of its outrageous plot becomes secondary to the soulful poignancy."
— David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
"Kier gets the role of his lifetime as a fabulously snarky, acerbic, long-retired hairdresser in Todd Stephens’ Swan Song, a dark comedy that totters to and fro the campy and the melancholic with wincing laughs and real pain."
— Ryan Lattanzio, IndieWire
"The film is built on a wonderfully nuanced performance by Kier, who behind his sadness and longing can still lob a sassy witticism at rival Dee Dee Dale, and when they finally confront each other over discontinued hair spray, it’s pure joy to watch."
— John Fink, The Film Stage