geo’s review published on Letterboxd:
haven't been this excited about an emerging filmmaker in so long. as others have said, this feels like the start of something new: talking purely form, this is cut together with so much vigour & digital invention, and alongside don't let the riverbeast get you!, it’s distilled in me a passion to direct that i haven't felt in years. by criticising the coming of age film and depicting transitional angst in chiu's very distinctive (loving, goofy, and subversive) way, out emerges something so stifled and destructive. archetypes run rampant and try their best to express themselves before it's time to move away. then, in using artifice to get to someplace real, we reach the climax, which alone proves that this is vital independent cinema.