"Polite Society is a lovely, oddball little film, a youth-in-revolt movie obsessed by movies."
— Andy Crump, Inverse
"Blending a heightened sense of reality with martial-arts moves and heist movie tropes, Polite Society... is a joyful romp all its own."
— Alissa Wilkinson, Vox
"Rambunctious and playful, writer-director Nida Manzoor’s feature debut radiates fizzy delight, showing audiences a breezy good time."
— Tim Grierson, Screen Daily
"Bursting with playful energy, set to a killer soundtrack, and dripping with personality, Polite Society is a winning, ultra-charming tale of sisterly love."
— Ben Pearson, Slashfilm
"Bolstered by a fantastic lead performance by Priya Kansara, the film is an entertaining ride, one that is filled with love of sisterhood and energetic chaos."
— Mae Abdulbaki, Screen Rant
"As inspirational as it is entertaining, 'Polite Society' is a strong debut from Manzoor and a rallying cry for a whole swath of brand-new stars to champion."
— Kate Erbland, IndieWire
"Polite Society is fun to watch throughout – Ria’s punk attitude is endearing, the action winking and lighthearted, and everyone seems to be having a great time."
— Adrian Horton, Guardian
"The film gets right to the emotional heart of a youngster’s quotidian struggles by blasting them through the wildest genre kaleidoscope to hand. In Polite Society's case, that’s martial arts."
— Robbie Collin Daily, Telegraph (UK)
"Polite Society turns the idea of high-schoolers fighting the patriarchy into a pulpy, irresistible heist movie replete with visual wit, impressive martial arts, gripping social horror, and undiluted female rage."
— Poulomi Das, The Playlist