Ashwani Kumar Tiwari’s review published on Letterboxd:
It's been hard for me to cry, except in films. Cinema has enabled me to process my emotions, provided me an outlet where I can release everything that suffocated me from within. Yet, its been rare that I cried for myself than for the film, or its characters. There are many films that will make you cry for their story, but there will only be a few that will make you cry for your own story. These handful of films exist to establish how deeply connected we are despite our subjective realities. Joyland comforted my heart and provided me with a safe space to cry. And I did, continuously, for ten minutes.