Distinctive and provocative. Adams produces work that is too prickly and individual to categorize. The aggregation of seemingly tossed-off scenes tightens like a noose.
A must see. Wildly ambitious and overwhelming. A fresh-feeling sense of dystopian dread.
An arresting talent. Very different, period. Fascinating to the point of repeat viewings.
It's a sucker punch of a film, and its creator is a master in the making.
Micro in budget, macro in ambition, accomplishment, and scope. Prompts multiple viewings, and deserves them.
So much more ambitious and intelligent and accomplished than the films that come out of Sundance every year.
Richard von Busack
Adams understands all the tools of the cinema, such as the importance of the angle of light, the power of sound editing, the direction of a glance, the deft use of a blackout.
An adventurous filmmaker continuing to push forward. His use of actors, light, editing rhythms, and sound design are all calibrated to the emotions on the screen.
Adams is playing on a whole other level.
Poignant and engrossing. A very fine film which stays with me.
BABNIK marks Adams as a fresh directing talent. It’s a rousing success.
A true find. Beautifully realized. Every single moment of the story rings true, aided by uniformly excellent performances.