"Pure dead gallus (that's Scots for 'wonderful')."
— Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter
"Jessie Buckley, who proved so electrifying in Michael Pearce’s psychological thriller Beast, lights up the screen as Rose-Lynn Harlan; a 23-year-old firebrand, fresh out of jail, wearing an electronic tag beneath white cowgirl boots."
— Mark Kermode, The Observer (UK)
"Wild Rose may not be what the summer season typically delivers to cinemas, but audiences miss it at their peril."
— Kim Hughes, Original-Cin
"Jessie Buckley impresses again in the story of a woman who wants and needs so much more. A seemingly well-worn narrative becomes a more interesting look at the responsibilities and rights of being a mother with a dream."
— Terri White, Empire
"That Rose-Lynn is an onstage force is easy to tell from the second she picks up a microphone, but Taylor makes this film less about her gift than about the maturity she needs to take it beyond the local Glasgow pubs. As a result, the film’s melancholy but uplifting closing notes land that much more powerfully."
— David Sims, The Atlantic
"Despite all the limitations on her life, Rose-Lynn is one of the most free-spirited creatures to ever be put on film."
— Katie Walsh, Chicago Tribune
"Wild Rose, the closest thing to a sleeper I’ve seen at Toronto this year, is a happy-sad drama of starstruck fever that lifts you up and sweeps you along, touching you down in a puddle of well-earned tears."
— Owen Gleiberman, Variety
"This classically trained Irish singer and actress was a runner-up on a BBC singing competition and won roles in film (Beast) and TV (War and Peace, HBO’s Chernobyl). She’s a skyrocketing talent — and the full range of her gifts are on display here."
— Peter Travers, Rolling Stone