Sean Gilman’s review published on Letterboxd:
I said this before, but this is the A Brighter Summer Day for the message board era. But Iwai lacks Yang's precision, his propensity for dreaminess, in soundtrack and editing, undercuts the impact of the film's social critique. It's a mood of alienation, rather than a portrait of it. That's not invaluable.
We float in Iwai's other teen dramas. In this one, we drown.