“This story of a young girl’s journey to the Arctic in search of her grandfather at the end of the 19th century is a complete pleasure, a gorgeous piece of wide-screen animation that is as delightful as it is unexpected.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“This French-Danish work offers all you’d want in a young adventure — action, danger, a journey, a coming-of-age, heartwarming and heartbreaking moments, handsome animation and a strong statement of girl power.” – Mike Hale, New York Times Arts & Leisure

“A Hand-Drawn, Human-Scaled Marvel.” – Village Voice

“Stunning stylized visuals, girl power and a strong rooting interest fuel a wonderfully old-fashioned tale.”  – Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter

“Animated treasure.”  – Peter DeBruge, Variety

“An epic adventure to discover her family’s story is composed of hand-drawn animation that captures the imagination and the film’s emotional center.” – Alison Nastasi, FLAVORWIRE

“It will give you 80 minutes of well-told adventure and plenty of visual splendor.”  – Scott Rosenberg, amNewYork

“Told in an enchanting manner with equal focus on the animation as well as strong character development.”
– Jason Bechervaise, Screen International

“A lovingly animated voyage of self-discovery... heart-pounding thrills, high stakes and genuine emotion, which culminate in one utterly charming story.” – IGN Movie

“A beautifully handcrafted animated feature… The film’s visual style is stunning and impressive.” 
 – Joe Strike,AWN

“Grand moments of adventure.”  – Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com

“Substantive and satisfying, with something beautiful to look at in every inch of the frame. It's easily one of the finest animated features of the year.” – Mike McGranaghan, The Aisle Seat

“Gorgeous visuals…There is much to admire in his minimalist and elegant stylistic renderings. The enchanting use of color — the pale wintry sun, the shades of grey on the roving wolves  — is noteworthy.”
– Claudia Puig, The Wrap

“Strong messages about loyalty and doing what's right instead of what's convenient or easy. Courage and perseverance pay off in the end, and a sheltered,
pampered girl learns to be humble and self-reliant.”
– Yvonne Conde, Common Sense Media  

“Imagine if The Secret of Kells and Paul Cézanne had a baby…the animation is superb and an absolute delight to watch.” 
– Jamie Greene, GEEKDAD

“This French-Danish cartoon manages to evoke both Jack London and Miyazaki. The message is unforced, the protagonist is realistically strong, and the scenes of lonely Arctic desolation carry a genuinely uneasy charge.” – Andrew Wright, The Stranger Weekly