"It’s a perfect introduction and a lovely valediction."
— A.O. Scott, The New York Times
"A personal, playful account of a rich creative legacy."
— Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter
"Varda’s playful tour of her life’s work in the movies is nothing less than an opportunity to get to know one of cinema’s greatest treasures."
— Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"This is a wonderful movie -- one of my favorites of the year... Even if you haven't seen any of her movies, it's like meeting an old friend."
— Peter Rainer FilmWeek, (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
"You’ll learn a lot from Varda’s narration, about filmmaking, about life, about her. If you want to know how to turn scraps into gold, this is the masterclass for you."
— Stephanie Zacharek, Time
"Rendering the passage of time as a painful yet serene experience, Varda by Agnès comprehends what it means to be a human with a natural flair for creative output."
— Alasdair Bayman, CineVue
"Charm, humanity and a passel of filmmaking insights are all here, rewarding both the dedicated fans and newcomers to Varda, who achieved a new level of public profile in her last decade."
— Liam Lacey, Original-Cin
"This is a fascinating, informative, and reflective swan song that gives Varda the final word, and some of the due she’s been owed her entire career, as one of the most influential feminist filmmakers."
— Tina Hassannia, The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
"It is a swan song but not a melancholy tune, more a joyous celebratory coda to the director’s life and work, a film that feels purpose-built to dispel any notions of solemnity around her passing."
— Rory O'Connor, The Film Stage
"Like much of her digital work in the twentieth century, Varda’s approach here is a kind of expansive introspection; it’s a film which looks both inwards and outwards at the same time. And like Varda herself, it pulls off the combination of a trundling, amiable pace with a biting intellectual acuity."
— Wendy Ide, Screen Daily