Sara Clements’s review published on Letterboxd:
Right in the first seconds of the film you know you’re in for something special. You’re hit with the most vivid use of sound, combined with the most breathtaking of visuals.
It’s one of three foreign films I’ve seen this year that capture poverty and the bonds of family in such a raw way. I’m not the right person to comment on whether this does Mexican domestic workers justice, but, through the eyes of Cleo, we are impacted by the narrative’s flow towards many themes: birth, death, heartbreak, gender, class, and so much more. It looks simplistic on the surface, but Cuarón manages to fit so many elements into a package of sensational scenery that seems to go on forever.