- New York Times
The trains of thought stirred up by the film's contemplation of what is here and what is there - and where you are - are endless and stimulating. And the movie is embellished with spectacularly beautiful, enigmatic bursts of abstract imagery.
Stephen Holden - New York Times
The dreamy, feverish beauty of these sequences just barely balances out the pretension of the exposition.
Karina Longworth - Village Voice
You must be willing to give yourself to Braden King's debut feature, a slow, meandering and sumptuously photographed road trip combined with an intimate love story. I gave, and I got. A lot.
Joe Morgenstern - Wall Street Journal
It becomes highly affecting, concerned both with the limits of mapping a landscape and with lovers' difficulties in navigating each other.
Farran Smith Nehme - New York Post
The film captures some impressive landscapes and layers an eclectic mix of original and traditional Armenian music over its unhurried travel time. But unless you count doing a lot of vodka shots, this is a dramatically uneventful two hours.
David Rooney - Hollywood Reporter
"Here" seems motivated by a tone of searching and yearning, not of finding a single way. As Foster's character says at one point, "Getting lost was the goal."
Mark Olsen - Los Angeles Times
[It] doesn't offer up a ton of narrative surprises, but there is plenty going on the screen to keep you engaged - and visually stimulated.
David Lewis - San Francisco Chronicle
Languid road movie, punctuated by ponderous abstract interludes, about a young American mapmaker in Armenia who meets a prodigal woman photographer. A promising filmmaker needs to his lose art-school baby fat.
Frank Lovece - Film Journal International
The unstructured, come-what-may quality of a road movie is part of its appeal, but it can be a pitfall, too, when all that spontaneity starts to look more like lollygagging.
Scott Tobias - AV Club
You'd follow these two anywhere-even down a long, winding and perilously close-to-pointless road.
David Fear - Time Out New York
While everything here is mostly unspoken, and the film itself hints at a broader set of concerns than simply two lost souls meeting on foreign ground, Here too often feels like a jumble of ideas that don't quite cohere.
Andrew Schenker - Slant Magazine
In HERE, the landscape doesn't become a character, as the boilerplate cliche would have it, but the brief-encounter romance becomes a proto-documentary.
David D'Arcy - Screen International
One of those movies so fully achieved it restores your faith in the cinema.
Ray Greene - Boxoffice Magazine