- Richard Kuipers, Variety, April 04, 2011
South Solitary is perfect for those who prize art for its own sake and a perfect example of why the rest of Australia is afraid of Australian films.
- Giles Hardie, Sydney Morning Herald, August 08, 2010
It was Shirley Barrett who discovered Miranda Otto's gift for screen comedy and it is Barrett who is responsible for its re-emergence. It's been in hiding for a long time.
- Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald, July 30, 2010
South Solitary walks a fine line between tender drama and rueful comedy. As with all good tightrope acts, you can't take your eyes away for a minute.
- Julie Rigg, MovieTime, ABC Radio National, July 30, 2010
The film's restraint and its embrace of uncomfortable, spiky characters are deceptive elements; there is a quiet audacity about South Solitary that's an unexpected pleasure.
- Philippa Hawker, The Age (Australia), July 29, 2010
This is a lovely film: droll, endearing and poignant, with an intoxicating sense of place that seeps into your pores
- Nick Dent, Sunday Mail (Australia), July 29, 2010
Though beautifully acted and shot, South Solitary looks sure to be regarded as a decided acquired taste by many film goers.
- Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia), July 29, 2010
It's like it goes forever, this monotony of life on the island.
- Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies (Australia), July 28, 2010
Stunningly photographed by Anna Howard, South Solitary is a very special film, both original and in its own way, quite a daring one.
- David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia), July 28, 2010
Barrett returns in ship-shape fashion with an enjoyable tale of loneliness and remorse.
- David Michael Brown, Empire Magazine Australasia, July 27, 2010
While the windswept locations are dramatic and the performances are touching, this simple story is too drawn out to be completely compelling.
- Alicia Malone, FILMINK (Australia), July 26, 2010
While the film is subtle, nuanced and playfully charming at times, it lacks the scale and the dynamics to engage on the big screen for two hours
- Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile, July 22, 2010
The offbeat humour hits its mark although it often feels forced
- Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile, July 22, 2010