This is grim, bleak material that at times is monotonous, but its woe feels authentic.
Kyle Smith, New York Post, 2012-12-14
Not much happens in story terms, but the film swirls with emotions that make it by turns grim and amusing, heavy and light, obvious and vague.
Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 2012-12-13
"Yelling" is a prosaic look at a hard life. Like Sweetness, the movie finds its way by instinct.
Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News, 2012-12-13
Yelling to the Sky drips with a strange but sometimes moving nostalgia for environs its characters clearly want to escape.
John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter, 2011-03-17
Mahoney barely explains her characters' circumstances, which makes the movie obliquely intriguing. But whenever the story comes into focus, it's revealed as fairly conventional.
Mark Jenkins, NPR, 2012-12-13
Little more than a resume film for all involved, it certainly feels more Park City than Bushwick.
Michael Atkinson, Village Voice, 2012-12-11
Strong on texture but taxingly light on narrative.
Peter Debruge, Variety, 2011-02-14