"Jacobs manages this controlled chaos with a dexterity and brittle artificiality that’s quite distinct from all of his previous films"
— Mike D'Angelo, The A.V. Club
"The costume design from Jane Petrie creates a timeless elegance. And Pfeiffer’s performance only becomes richer as her character"
— Christy Lemire, RogerEbert.com
"French Exit is headlined by the sharpest Michelle Pfeiffer we've seen in years, in a role so handsomely form-fitted to her talent, style, and attitude."
— K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone
"Dazzling. Pfeiffer tops an aces cast that is sublime in every way. An absurdist comedy that is surreal, dark, witty, quirky, humane, and oddly touching."
— Pete Hammond, Deadline
"French Exit feels like it was essentially designed to showcase [Pfeiffer]: a tiny gilded jewel box of a movie with her outsize presence nestled at the center."
— Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
"Pfeiffer and Hedges shine together. With elegance, quirkiness, and sardines humor, this happens to be a beautiful love story between mother and son that find each other and never let go."
— Alessandra Rangel, In Session Film.com
"Pfeiffer delivers a sly, elegant performance as Frances, which provides the chief pleasure of Azazel Jacobs' film, a melancholy farce adapted by Patrick DeWitt from his novel of the same name."
— Gary M. Kramer, Salon.com
"Michelle Pfeiffer is a vision: chilly and distant at first, but deeply, even painfully relatable in the aftermath to anyone preoccupied with a future of unknowns, often asking themselves, 'now what?'"
— Tomris Laffly, The Playlist