"A Hidden Life is a lucid and profoundly defiant portrait of faith in crisis."
— David Ehrlich, IndieWire
"A Hidden Life is both inspiring and heartbreaking, and the result is Terrence Malick’s best film in nearly a decade."
— Chris Tilly, IGN
"It's a decision Malick memorializes beautifully, in a film that is his most affecting effort in almost a decade."
— David Sims, The Atlantic
"It's an environmental daydream and a human nightmare rolled into one, Mother Nature vs. human nature, and Malick delivers it with purpose."
— Adam Graham, Detroit News
"A Hidden Life is another Terrence Malick nature poem, transforming a true tale of conscientious objection into a ravishing portrait of goodness in a time of tyranny."
— Darren Franich, Entertainment Weekly
"'A Hidden Life' is indisputably the finest work Malick has produced in eight years, as an examination of faith, conviction and sacrifice, but also as proof of concept for his own idiosyncratic style."
— Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"With A Hidden Life and the story of Franz Jägerstätter, the director has found the ideal vehicle for his cosmic inquiries, and has created a film that is mournful, memorable and emotionally exhilarating."
— John Anderson, Wall Street Journal
"If you’re an admirer of Malick’s poetic investigations into the mysteries of existence, faith and our tragic disconnection to the natural world, A Hidden Life will leave you enraptured and profoundly moved."
— Martyn Conterio, CineVue
"A Hidden Life is an invocation, the wrenching and unheeded plea of a man struggling to preserve his humanity intact as the world around him plunges deeper into evil, and worse, watches motionless and indifferent as said evil blossoms, spreads, and becomes normalized."
— Leonardo Goi, The Film Stage
"Malick’s masterpiece makes a great argument that it’s the little-known heroes, as opposed to the ones we trumpet as such, that truly form the ethical foundation upon which our society still creakily rests. Malick is a true cinematic maestro, conducting the orchestra of life. A Hidden Life is breathtaking in every aspect."
— Alex Saveliev, Film Threat