"Poetic...A lovely, gentle and very true film."
- Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
"A heartbreaking, funny and lovingly told story."
- Anthony Breznican, USA TODAY
"David Robert Mitchell's 'The Myth of the American Sleepover' was the single best thing I saw at Cannes from an American director... and may even be so good as to make that last qualifier unnecessary. Tracking four very different teens on the last night of the summer, 'Myth' is funny, honest, real and closely-observed."
- James Rocchi, MSN MOVIES
"A beautifully rendered tale of teen angst"
- Andrew Wallenstein, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"Few US indie films since Michael Lehmann's Heathers (1988) have shown the originality of The Myth of the American Sleepover, David Robert Mitchell's poignant debut feature."
- Howard Feinstein, SCREEN DAILY
"David Robert Mitchell's side-winding, evocative slice of life takes the hard-sell comedy and pathos out of John Hughes territory."
- Michael Phillips, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
"An exceptionally sweet high school naturalization of 'American Graffiti'."
- J. Hoberman, THE VILLAGE VOICE
"A dazzling debut by any measure, The Myth Of the American Sleepover marks the emergence of a defiantly original cinematic stylist who can be named in the company of Nicholas Ray and John Hughes."
- Atlantic Film Festival
"Myth is a captivating, emotionally rich film that reminds you of days long past."
- Luke Mullen, FILM SCHOOL REJECTS
"Writer/director David Robert Mitchell absolutely nails it"
- John Gholson, CINEMATICAL
"The Myth of the American Sleepover is surprisingly idiosyncratic, existing in some cinematic dreamland where Adventureland and Dazed and Confused live side by side with Truffaut's Small Change or even something as non-narrative as Sharon Lockhart's hypnotic, gazing Pine Flat."
- FILMMAKER MAGAZINE
"The way it recalls our own teenage years, the nostalgia fever it inspires. It captures so much by doing so little. It's a remarkable, transportive film. It reaches inside your adulthood and it takes you back to another time for an hour and a half."
- Dustin Rowles, PAJIBA.COM
"A hugely endearing high school nostalgia piece. Grows into a modest gossamer of joy."
- Mike D'Angelo, LA WEEKLY
"Although humor and slight similarities to the John Hughes oeuvre are sprinkled throughout, Mitchell's triumphant film could be more closely compared to the work of master filmmakers Francois Truffaut, Louis Malle, Robert Bresson and even Robert Altman."
- Palm Springs Int'l Film Fest
"A haunting picture. Beautifully shot and acted."
- Lou Lumenick, New York Post