"A sincere expression of a generous curiosity about some of life’s bigger questions, and an attempt to find, in the act of leave-taking, some wisdom and a kind of grace."
"Huculiak is hurling a brick for Canadian newcomers with his Norwegian-language drama about impulsive teen angst that is filled with creative risk."
The Hollywood Reporter
"Violent is an achievement."
The Globe and Mail
"A luminous and utterly audacious feature debut."
The Georgia Straight
"Violent is brilliant."
"Huculiak's first-time feature feels like a testament to not only his strength as an up-and-coming musician, but a cinematic savant as well."
"There has never been a film like it; there may never be another one."
The Young Folks
"A moving and memorable piece of work, Violent is nothing short of a must-see."