A winning monochrome miniature.
[A Perfect Day for Caribou] promises significant things from its young writer-director, who shows more formal nous and rigor than many neophyte directors of comparable U.S. indies.
The men of A Perfect Day for Caribou don't much want to be looked at, not least because they've rarely stood back to take a look at themselves: With good sense and grace, and from an often cautious distance, this assured, soulful film sees them just the same.
Guy Lodge, Variety
A spare, sober miracle of score, silence and speech.
The Film Verdict
An unconventionally moving dose of poignant Americana.
International Cinephile Society
Plummer and Berrier are outstanding as the odd couple.
Like a cinematic bullet to the chest.
Alfonso Herrera Salcedo's breathtaking cinematography paints a landscape so exquisite it could make Ansel Adams blush.
Pits humans against the vast American landscape as a means of existential meditation...[this] is a rare hopeful example, contemplating the eternal recurrence of the sins of the father in order to probe the possibility of breaking the chain.
Giovanni Marchini Camia, Locarno
A PERFECT DAY for CARIBOU
a film by Jeff Rutherford