"The Green Knight is truly astounding."
— Kristy Puchko, IGN
"David Lowery deconstructs the hero's journey with this sumptuous dark fantasy."
— Clint Worthington, Consequence
"Lowery has delivered a dense, sensual, almost dream-like tale of chivalry, magic, temptation and transformation."
— Brandon Katz, Observer
"Lowery's latest impresses and wows with a tactile, beguiling dark fantasy epic that cuts right to the Pagan heart of Arthurian legend."
— Meagan Navarro, Bloody Disgusting
"Several heads roll though it's your mind that'll get truly blown by 'The Green Knight,' a visually dazzling and thoughtful trip back to Camelot."
— Brian Truitt, USA Today
"A beautiful, haunting and enigmatic work that reckons with the folklore's grave and tragic elements to deliver a masterpiece of blood, sex and magic."
— Barry Hertz, Globe and Mail
"Told in sumptuously gritty imagery, this epic feat of bold imagination is unconcerned with mitigating its creative force for the sake of unadventurous audiences."
— Carlos Aguilar, The Playlist
"To disguise a film so artful and boldly uncommercial as mass-market entertainment for those still hurting from Game of Thrones' conclusion - there's your act of heroism."
— Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"[A] mesmerizing journey guided by Lowery's incredibly poetic eye, career-best work from Dev Patel, and an artistic sensibility that transports audiences to another world."
— Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com
"Lowery's The Green Knight is cinema's best Arthurian adaptation, which may matter only to literary scholars. Everyone else will have to settle for it being one of the best movies of 2021."
— Robert Daniels, Polygon
"Lowery's unforgettable adaptation refuses to do the math for us, but it's all the more thrilling for how it insists that the only true value of a thing in this world is that which we find in it for ourselves."
— David Ehrlich, indieWire
"Led by Dev Patel at his most magnetic, this is a fantastical adventure in a genre all of its own. It embraces the strange remoteness of myth and Middle Ages lore on its own terms and creates something quietly dazzling and new."
— David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
"Here, the Texas writer-director revels in the opportunity to create image after image worthy of immortalization: The Green Knight is his most purely striking achievement, offering sprawling forests bathed in ghostly orange light and overhead shots that suggest the surveying eye of a curious god."
— A.A. Dowd, The A.V. Club