- Alissa Simon, Variety, February 23, 2012
It is a film of nuance and subtle glimpses, like looking at the world through a curtain of Breton lace.
- Philip French, Guardian [UK], May 15, 2011
No one does underage sex in cinema quite like the French, and the roots of Quillivere's tale of 14-year-old Anna's sexual and emotional awakening in a sleepy Breton village spring from a time-honoured tradition of coming-of-age a la Francaise.
- Sophie Ivan, Film4, May 13, 2011
The film has a wonderful ease and flow: its relatively brief running time is crowded with incident and plot, and yet each scene, each shot, each gesture unfurls in a winningly unhurried way.
- Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK], May 12, 2011
There's no melodrama here, just a series of key episodes that add up to a light but far from superficial portrait of one girl's relationship with the world.
- Dave Calhoun, Time Out, May 10, 2011
Like Stealing Beauty awash with Catholic guilt, it's a charming coming-of-age tale that packs plenty into its short runtime.
- David Hughes, Empire Magazine, May 09, 2011
All is flux and subtle interrogative nuance in this movie, aided by Tom Harari's stunning cinematography.
- Nigel Andrews, Financial Times, May 12, 2011