June (Naomi Watts, King Kong) was once a known counter-culture figure, but that was a decade ago. She now lives alone in her South Bronx apartment, having all but cut herself off from the outside world. It's the notorious “Summer of Sam” and June only has to look out of her window to see the violence escalating with the brutal summer heat. The city is on a knife's edge, a pressure-cooker about to explode into the incendiary 1977 New York blackout riots.
- " A mind-blowing stop-motion animated feature." – Carlos Aguilar (The Wrap)
- " Watts is left to do the heavy lifting as she has done so often, bringing her character shimmering into life, as real as if you were there in that sweatbox apartment with her – even this far from Mulholland Drive. " – Danny Leigh (Financial Times)
- " The film gets under the skin, even if it feels archly muted, and even though the storytelling takes awhile to get moving. " – Rich Cline (Shadows on the Wall)