"It’s a savagely funny showcase for Cage at his very best."
— Wendy Ide, Observer (UK)
"Cage is comedy gold in one of the year's sharpest comedies yet."
— Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"[Director Kristoffer] Borgli’s latest helps cement him as a provocative and wildly entertaining voice for our times."
— Candice Frederick, Huffington Post
"Pondering the downside of notoriety and our willingness to exchange safety for fame, 'Dream Scenario' is often funny and frequently surreal."
— Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Silly, strange, and very funny, Dream Scenario is a psycho-comic-drama with a peak Cage Renaissance performance powering it. Don’t sleep on it."
— John Nugent, Empire
"This is an ambitious, often provocative interrogation of masculinity, cancel culture, social media, and the power of celebrity through a humorous lens."
— Robert Daniels, Screen Daily
"Nicolas Cage goes delightfully, derangedly meta in Dream Scenario, a smart, dizzyingly entertaining horror-comedy that morphs into scathing social satire."
— Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Over the span of his 120-plus film career, Nicolas Cage has been a lot of things — but he may have never been as flat-out hilarious as he is in Dream Scenario."
— Michael Rechtshaffen, The Hollywood Reporter
"Although you can enjoy Dream Scenario simply as a comic story, the true sign of its ambition and accomplishment is that it operates on many levels beyond that."
— Caryn James, BBC.com
"Dream Scenario is a cousin to Spike Jonze’s Being John Malkovich and Richard Linklater’s Waking Life, and very enjoyable; it is at once strangely light-hearted and heavy with menace."
— Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
"Dream Scenario also provides a satisfying and effective English-language calling card for Borgli, who is without doubt one of the most singular and fascinating filmmakers working today."
— Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, AWFJ.org
"Kristoffer Borgli’s dark social satire goes all in on its Twilight Zone premise, giving Cage one of the best roles of his career as he rages from comic to horrific, sometimes in the same moment."
— Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Borgli, in his English-language feature debut, delivers a transfixing, wickedly funny cringe comedy about the dangers of celebrity that manages to walk the line between goofy satire and secretly horrific indie drama."
— Hoai-Tran Bui, Inverse
"Too well-schooled in the social physics of the internet to come off as a scold against it, writer-director Kristoffer Borgli dexterously skewers a callous culture that cultivates, digests, and disposes of its novelty acts with the blazing-fast speed of a good WiFi connection."
— Charles Bramesco, The Guardian
"Is this a fantasy? A fable? A new kind of horror movie? Actually, Dream Scenario is all of the above and then some, for it also shares a certain postmodern DNA with two of Cage’s most boundary-pushing movies, 'Adaptation' and 'The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.'"
— Peter Debruge, Variety
"Dream Scenario is simply the best absurdist comedy of its kind since 'Anomalisa' (the Kaufman connection being further cemented by a Cage performance that feels like it was born from superimposing both of his “Adaptation” characters on top of each other. …And also by a running joke about antkind)."
— David Ehrlich, IndieWire
"The film starts off akin to a tongue-in-cheek 'Twilight Zone' episode, then becomes a meditation on fame before transforming into a scathing satire of several things at once: Gen Z, cancel culture, and even the people who complain about cancel culture. Written and directed by Norwegian filmmaker Kristoffer Borgli, it’s bleak and funny and provides Cage with his most satisfying role since 1997’s 'Face/Off.'"
— Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle