"Novaczek seems to be highlighting the failure of emotional communication, the struggle for words and image to convey meaning. Fiction and fact blur, and we are left with a poetic lack of clarity"
–Francesca Gavin, Frieze 2021
"The consistently restless fact of Ruth Novaczek's oeuvre is that it is never lacking in brashness, intelligence, perversity and wit. Her work is always dour and comic, a kind of diasporic standup that gets ventriloquized through bridges and animals and cigarettes and women’s faces and out the window of moving cars"
Ruth Novaczek’s films are unlike anything else produced under the dispiriting banner of ‘experimental filmmaking.’
- Chris Kraus, 2011