Justin Doolittle’s review published on Letterboxd:
Crazy to go back and watch this now. All I can really complain about is the voiceover, which is used only very briefly, and totally unnecessarily given Spielberg's acumen as a visual storyteller, which is already obvious by this point. He's just always had the right instincts about what to show and not show. You can draw a clear line from this to Jaws. I love how taut and minimalistic this is. The “why” never even comes up. It almost could‘ve been dialogue-free — very little would've been lost. The sound is another part of what makes this so good. It goes from very quiet, to very loud, very fast.