Colton of The Daily Rotation wrote, "Based on the article “On Seeing a Sexual Surrogate” by the late Mark O’Brien, The Sessions pinpoints on a disabled man’s sexual awakening and his pursuit to lose his virginity. Premiering earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, the comedy/drama proved to be a crowd pleaser where it took home the festival’s audience award. Shortly after, the film was picked up by indie-centered Fox Searchlight Pictures for distribution and is now making the festival rounds before it’s limited release this month. The Sessions is a film that shouldn’t be missed due to the remarkable lead performance by John Hawkes and a heartfelt screenplay courtesy of writer/director Ben Lewin. It’s a rare film that explores sexuality and connection with a little uneasiness, hilarity, and emotion."