"This is a great example of Olnek's style. It's respectful, but it's also alive. It's serious, but it's also tongue-in-cheek. Olnek's approach gives Emily room to breathe. At last."
— Sheila O'Malley, RogerEbert.com
"This is an irreverent film, but its lightness is meaningful. With each silly flourish, Olnek offers joy and companionship to a figure whose history was more conveniently presented to generations of readers as solitary."
— Teo Bugbee, The New York Times
"At the heart of Wild Nights with Emily is a real love for Dickinson's work and an attempt to properly re-contextualize her story. That, in itself, is noble."
— Adam Graham, Detroit News
"Wild Nights With Emily may be Olnek's most political film to date, one that could forever change the narrative of the world's most famous woman poet."
— Jude Dry, indieWire