"A striking debut feature from Charlotte Regan, Scrapper is a charming and genuinely funny family drama with a heart of gold."
— Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, AWFJ.org
"'Scrapper,' which seeks to parse through the fears felt in grief, change, and maturation, is full of rare heart, a spunky embrace of ambitious empathy."
— Robert Daniels, RogerEbert.com
"Scrapper is just one of those sweet, funny films that takes pleasure in the wonder of youth, with really tight, honest writing that is unexpected and fun."
— Josh Flanders, Reader
"It’s a sweet, heartfelt take on the difficulty of father-daughter bonding, and how to be soft when you’ve tried to make yourself hard to avoid getting hurt."
— Hannah Strong, Little White Lies
"Scrapper is a solar system of a film, with Campbell’s playful and defiant Georgie shining bright at its centre. You’ll not find many characters this year quite as likeable."
— Clarisse Loughrey, The Independent
"Watching these two mutually suspicious strangers stumble toward forming a family makes Scrapper an invigorating treat, like finding wild flowers bursting out of broken pavement."
— Kyle Smith, Wall Street Journal
"A towering achievement for a first film, Scrapper refuses to be pigeonholed as another dreary story about working-class life. Grief has hope, youth holds the keys to everything."
— Ella Kemp, Empire
"The resilience in Scrapper is a type of lived creativity, an imaginative space where Georgie—and her father—make up their own rules and their own world. This is an amazing directorial debut."
— Sheila O'Malley, RogerEbert.com
"There are echoes of Paper Moon (1973) in the father-daughter criminal partnership and the film’s sheer sense of fun. Scrapper is also reminiscent of Aftersun (2022), especially in scenes where Georgie and her dad adopt silly voices and pretend to be a couple with a failing marriage. This sense of humour and the charm of Georgie’s flights of fantasy elevate this feature debut above many of its peers."
— Lou Thomas, Sight and Sound