— Peter Debruge, Variety
"An engrossing rural thriller."
— Beatrice Loayza, New York Times
"Sorogoyen tells this story of steady, tense escalation with great patience."
— Roger Moore, Movie Nation
"A terrific, gripping drama that will cross cultural borders with ease. Every nation has such stories."
— Donald Clarke, The Irish Times
"From its very first minute, this searing drama of rural strife, xenophobia and cultural hostility is filled with almost unbearable tension."
— Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter
"There is, inevitably, a dash of Straw Dogs and Deliverance here, but Sorogoyen deftly steers the drama clear of exploitation cinema."
— Kevin Maher, Kevin Maher Times (UK)
"A small-scale tragedy about arrogant intolerance and self-centeredness that’s at once highly specific and, more depressing still, universal."
— Nick Schager, The Daily Beast
"Sorogoyen has made a brilliantly written, superbly acted film with the grave heft of non-fiction: a glimpse of stark truths behind that lush Galician landscape."
— Danny Leigh, Financial Times
"A riveting, merciless study of human nature, so cleverly tense throughout that even a game of dominoes becomes menacing. You didn’t know a game of dominoes could be menacing? Trust me, it can."
— Deborah Ross, The Spectator
"The sensation of observing these details fold into one another and unfold as a narrative isn’t that far off from turning the pages of a novel, or even a newspaper; that’s the journalistic effect of Sorogoyen’s filmmaking."
— Andrew Crump, Paste Magazine
"The latest from Spanish director Rodrigo Sorogoyen is a terrific psychological thriller and a brooding, muscular piece of filmmaking which makes the most of both the Galician backdrop and the imposing physicality of Menochet and, as his nemesis Xan, the remarkable Luis Zahera."
— Wendy Ide, Screen Daily