It has sometimes been suggested that there's little more to be said, in cinematic terms, [about the Holocaust].... The single-minded power and visceral immediacy of Nemes's achievement, rightly acclaimed and awarded, prove otherwise.
Sight and Sound
A story about morsels of humanity rescued from an unspeakable hell.
I can only say the film is, by its own measure, a triumph.
No matter how many Holocaust films you've seen, you've not seen one like this.
Los Angeles Times
[A] devastating Holocaust drama.
An Auschwitz-set drama that's numbing, provocative and impossible to unsee.
A powerful movie. A remarkable feature filmmaking debut.
A cinematic masterpiece. Overwhelms the body and the mind.