Will Steele’s review published on Letterboxd:
No wonder Chloé Zhao was tipped for greatness from her directorial debut. She doesn’t just show promise, but rather a wholly unique vision built upon a seemingly endless well of empathy. A gentle blend of documentary and feature filmmaking styles makes for a film which feels entirely individual. So specific is her style that even my flatmate could identify this as a Chloé Zhao film from only glimpsing a few wordless scenes. Individuality in voice and vision is a rare treat in modern cinema as each generation is often beholden to the styles and influences of previous artists. But this is singular, and of a whole. I cannot wait to delve further into the acclaimed filmography of Chloé Zhao!