Despite us tagging along the trail for days, we feel closer to the landscape than to the characters.
Ethan Gilsdorf - Boston Globe
The film is caught in the fatal demographic desert between the Scream and Baghead crowds -- neither funny nor quirky enough to sustain interest during its long march.
Brian Miller - Village Voice
As cheap horror fare goes, YellowBrickRoad emphasizes imagination over gore. This is good, because the gore here is somewhat laughable, while the imagination is just creepy enough to be effective.
Tom Long - Detroit News
Underwhelming finish explains zilch, but good perfs, atmospherics and use of backwoods locations make Yellowbrickroad an intriguing cipher.
Dennis Harvey - Variety
Co-writer/directors Jesse Holland and Andy Mitton miss as many opportunities as they develop here, but they maintain the mystery and ratchet up suspense like seasoned pros.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
A well-shot, multi-dimensional, and unexpectedly cerebral little horror story.
A disturbing and unsettling bit of word to the wise that sometimes the unsolvable should remain unsolved...
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
Clever and packed with smart characters.
Victoria Alexander - FilmsInReview.com
In the end, YellowBrickRoad is just another pathway for people who go into the woods, go crazy, and get killed.
Staci Layne Wilson - Horror.com
YellowBrickRoad not only offers a mystery with no solution (which isn't such a terrible thing by itself), but also a story with no clear sense of purpose.
Jeremy Heilman - MovieMartyr.com
"Yellowbrickroad" is without personality. It's competently made, but the cast and direction are just bland.
G. Allen Johnson - San Francisco Chronicle
We arrive at something resembling a mid-'90s Marilyn Manson music video. Just bizarre.
Michael C. Walsh - Boston Phoenix
The filmmakers create a mythology that goes unexplained, raise questions that go unanswered, and generally go out of their way to confound and frustrate their audience.
Mike Scott - Times-Picayune
Not only are the movie's key questions left unanswered, they are left almost entirely unexplored once the cast begins their journey on the trail.
Rob Boylan - Orlando Weekly
Up until the reveal, yellowbrickroad is very good indeed. Afterward, it's fine, if flawed.
Bill Gibron - PopMatters
Unsettling and quite unlike any other horror flick you're likely to have seen.
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat