Competing in the Critics' Week section at Cannes, Jonas Alexander Arnby's debut feature is a confident and good-looking work
- Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter
'When Animals Dream' is a beguiling parable of cruelty and the resistance to it. Its special effects are pretty minimal, its scope is modest, and it is, in the end, more touching than terrifying, intent on jolting its audience not with dread but with compassion.
- A.O. Scott, The New York Times