"The screenwriter, Carlos Treviño, crafts frank dialogue and the director, Kyle Henry, films the scenes with an eye for the intimate, dividend-paying gesture. The superb actors, given opportunities to go for broke, make each one count, and make the movie worth watching."
"Brimming with universal truths about the long-hidden but nevertheless permanent bruises of family tragedies, the changing and sometimes numbing nature of even a truly loving long-term relationship and the slow death of knowing one’s dreams are almost certainly defunct."
"Distinctive in vision and nuance...bracing moments of emotional nakedness...echoes of Cassavetes' A Woman Under the Influence."
"Finely tuned relationship drama...It’s tough not to be impressed at how it depicts even the most critical decisions with wit, maturity, and a reasonable modicum of hope."
"So real that most couples who watch this movie together might cringe with memories of very similar fights they’ve had...A movie with heart, about real people, real issues, and very real pain."
"[The] characters are so well written and acted that I’d like to know what’s going on in their lives in five years....Director Henry instantly goes on my list of people whose next movie I can’t wait to see...Intimacy and believability are tough things to capture..., but Henry and his actors do a masterful job of both."
"[A] wise screenplay...keenly observed...rich performances...vivid lensing...Henry achieves a vibrance that is rare among domestic dramas of this ilk."
"The sympathetic performances, understated direction, and thematic emphasis on lower-middle-class unhappiness all reminded me of British filmmaker Mike Leigh, and like him, Henry and Treviño know how to develop narrative momentum through a steady stream of subtle psychological revelation."
"Director Kyle Henry gives his four lead actors little room to hide in this bracing picture... not once are their performances anything less than utterly authentic...an uncommonly insightful movie."
"[An] affecting drama...It probes the idea of closeness—whether between brother and sister, father and daughter, or friends—and the performance of happiness versus the real thing...well-acted."
"A fine script boasting confident direction that gets terrific mileage out of its diverse ensemble of independent actors...make Rogers Park worth checking out and pondering over after the credits roll."