From Los Angeles Times "Jeff Werner's and Susan Koch extraordinary documentary chronicles the young man's fight for freedom. Rocha's inner strength and resilence through adversity are a marvel."

From Hollywood Reporter "rivals some of the best courtroom fiction... an undeniably powerful, emotional journey out of the real-life chain of events."

From Ain't It Cool News "...a suspenseful thriller. The underlying urgency of Mario's life at stake is the narrative's propelling heartbeat."

From Variety "... dramatic twists and a finale that blends the sweet and the bitter."