Explores serious themes - some quite dark - with a lightness of touch, providing well observed and genuine humour, sometimes through pain
- Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile, March 11, 2012
I was constantly surprised by this often hilarious, affecting film whose performances match the depth of emotion achieved,
- Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile, March 11, 2012
This is a bright, broad, silly, harmless movie whose sweetness is a means to an end: "Escape From Sesame Street.''
- Wesley Morris, Boston Globe, July 14, 2011
Predictability gives way to touching drama.
- Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, July 08, 2011
What's missing is any of the real-life messiness that might have lifted this material from its creatively tic-ridden confines.
- Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, July 01, 2011
The principal characters can be reduced to a handful of tics, and the entire story line is immaculately devoid of incidental detail. It's like sitting in a padded cell for about 90 minutes.
- Paul Brunick, New York Times, June 27, 2011
The picture's quiet performances and occasionally surprising moments take it just far enough off the beaten path to make it more than a transparently formulaic feel-good story.
- Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter, June 24, 2011
A rousing, funny tale of three lost, damaged souls.
- Don Groves, sbs.com.au, March 31, 2011
Like a lot of recent foreign and independent films, "Vincent Wants to Sea" tends to thrash around while its creators try to locate a finale that's neither obvious nor unrealistic.
- John Hartl, Seattle Times, June 30, 2011
If Vincent Wants to Sea proves nothing else, it's that a moronically quirky take on mental illness is no more palatable when it's subtitled.
- Sam Adams, Time Out New York, June 22, 2011
Its optimistic straightforwardness takes us cleanly through all of its characters' messy and detoured lives.
- Kalvin Henely, Slant Magazine, June 20, 2011