"Lynne Ramsey is quite the director, impressing with a character sketch that is visually stunning as well as breathtakingly acted by the one-and-only Samantha Morton. It is a film of images that does not attempt to legitimize its central character, which is crucial to its success."
"Of the few Almodovar films I've been privileged to see, this takes the cake. It is formally accomplished, a visual feast, intellectually stimulating, and emotionally compelling. It is an enormous achievement on his part, and I'm glad to see he was given the Oscar nomination he's always deserved."
"Astounding. I just saw this one again quite recently and it's remarkable how well this holds up as a result of its pitch-perfect screenplay and quiet, stripped down aesthetic that is refreshing in a year full of visual feasts."
"A coming-of-age film that is as much about Mexico and the greater world as it is about its central characters. If you're a fan of sexual ambiguity, road trips, social commentaries, and breathtaking cinematography, then this is a must-see."
"Although this is high up on my list, The Piano Teacher is one of the more twisted films I've ever seen, so I urge some precaution. But if you're ready, then prepare yourself for some of Michael Hanecke's best direction and an Isabelle Huppert performance that gives Julianne Moore a run for her money as the best of the year."