Emelie, the feature debut of concert-film director Michael Thelin, offers a clever take on classic babysitter-in-peril horror. Thelin packs the not-quite-eighty-minute runtime with tense, creepy set pieces, and it's the babysitter who's evil.
- Abbey Bender, The Village Voice
Thelin, in his feature debut, has an undeniable knack for making an audience squirm without resorting to excessive gore or jump scares.
- Sara Stewart, New York Post