"What keeps “Dheepan” engaging throughout is the tremendous charisma of the performers — not only Antonythasan, whose brooding intensity suggests that Dheepan’s real war is the one raging inside him, but Srinivasan, an Indian stage actress also making her film debut here, who is achingly tender"
- Scott Foundas, Variety
"It shows Audiard once again drawn to resilient people in punishing situations, and its arc from the opening images of death to its final notes of hope and wholeness is quite moving."
- David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
"Audiard's latest is a touchstone of precision and craft. With an exceptional cast that draws you immediately into their circumstance, this wonderful collision between a visceral genre film and a well drawn family drama is truly something to behold."
- Jason Gorger, Twitch
- 2015 Cannes International Film Festival
- 2015 Toronto International Film Festival