Colton of The Daily Rotation wrote, "Every once in a great while, beyond the slew of staleness in the multiplex, there comes a film that reminds us that film most certainly can be a powerful medium. Michael Haneke’s Academy Award nominee Amour is the latest film that has left such a reminder. It’s a film that’s so emotional and gripping that you might feel like you were just hit by a city transit bus as you leave the theater. Haneke masterfully crafted a film that is the complete opposite of manipulative melodrama. The film doesn’t rely on a sappy score or an obscene amount of sentimentality to make us have lumps in our throats. Instead, he evokes our emotions by painting a dark and intimate portrayal of love, humanity, and life’s inevitable conclusion."