James Jay Edwards of FilmFracture wrote:
"The found footage angle combined with the wraparound segment adds an air of authenticity to "V/H/S" that, understandably, is part of its appeal. The voyeuristic aspect of the film is what makes it unique, even if the camera work is so shaky that it makes "The Blair Witch Project" look like it was shot with a steadicam. "V/H/S" is a nice batch of shorts, but they don't tie together visually as well as they should, and the feature as a whole runs a little long and gets a tad tedious. The omission or editing of one or two of the weaker shorts would benefit the film as a whole, tightening it up and giving the movie more focus."