"An arresting auteurist miniature..."
— Dennis Harvey, Variety
"The Killing of Two Lovers is a transfixing drama without a wasted word or a single inessential scene."
— David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
"This lean, bruising exploration of the minefield of an imperiled marriage should put its filmmaker on the map while also elevating the stock of its terrific lead actors, who never hit a false note."
— David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
"Its message is timeless. Its performances? Flawless. And if The Killing of Two Lovers can be described as anything more than a must-see film, it can best be defined as a cautionary tale dedicated to the fragility of the family structure in the United States, a showcase of a radically talented filmmaker and a dedication to the painful reality of love."
— Jonathan Christian, The Playlist