Austin Armstrong’s review published on Letterboxd:
I went into RP1 as a huge fan of the novel, not quite knowing what to expect or how it would adapt. Have faith in Spielberg. He nailed it! RP1 was a blast literally from start to finish. It's a pop culture dream. Filled with references, story and adventure! If you are a fan of the novel, be warned there are several things that have been changed, but as far as adaptations go, this is about as good as it could possibly be. I can't wait to see it again, and again, and again, because there are so many little aspects to pay attention to!