"No other movie this year feels as airtight and explosive."
— Radheyan Simonpillai, CTV's Your Morning
"It’s a shocking piece of audio-visual art that only further cements Glazer as one of the 21st century’s most original and influential filmmakers."
— Rory O'Connor, The Film Stage
"At this point it doesn’t seem a stretch to say that Jonathan Glazer is incapable of making a movie that’s anything less than bracingly original."
— David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
"A deeply chilling and precisely engineered nightmare that is the best and most important film of 2023, our shared year of blind eyes and buried heads."
— Barry Hertz, Globe and Mail
"The Zone of Interest is one of the most unsettling movies of the 21st century, stunningly relevant, invasive by design, lodging itself in your head as an unforgettable cinematic experience."
— Graeme Guttmann, Screen Rant
"As a piece of observational cinema that borrows from the very visual grammar of nonfiction films, The Zone Of Interest is an instant classic, a masterpiece whose every gorgeously framed shot aims to stun you into silence."
— Manuel Betancourt, AV Club
"Glazer's first feature film in ten years is a sick, bleak, and absolutely vital reimagining of the Holocaust drama, one that finds a new way — and possibly a more effective way — to put an important spotlight on the face of atrocities."
— Lex Briscuso, Slashfilm
"The director’s rigor is as unblinking as the score by Mica Levi is haunting, and Hüller and Friedel fearlessly explore the hollowed-out inner lives of two people who are at once shockingly evil and painfully ordinary."
— Dana Stevens, Slate
"On the basis of Glazer’s style and presentation, this particular window into an often-ignored aspect of World War II and the Holocaust offers a perspective unlike anything I have previously seen committed to film."
— James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"More than any movie I’ve seen this year, or perhaps any year, 'The Zone of Interest' leaves you pondering the magnitude of what the banality of evil has wrought — and the terrible, inconsolable void that it leaves behind."
— Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
"In his meticulous and harrowing film The Zone of Interest, writer-director Jonathan Glazer has found a way to convey evil without ever depicting the horror itself. But though it escapes our eyes, the horror assaults our senses in other, deeper ways."
— Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press