"Look Both Ways is a poignant film that exposes the funny side of serious topics. How to cope with death is one
thing; but how to cope with one's life is quite another. It explores the big issues and the small, enabling us
to not only look carefully, but to look at life from all angles."
Louise Keller URBAN CINEFILE
"a strikingly compassionate, profoundly hopeful work."
Veronica Gleeson IF MAGAZINE
"one of the best Australian films in recent memory."
Ben McEachen Adelaide Advertiser
"Watt's sensitive, controlled handling of the various strands of the narrative is very impressive; these aren't just interesting characters, they're flawed but beautiful human beings, and your heart reaches out to them as they pick their way through the difficulties of simply living."
David Stratton AT THE MOVIES
"Just when we thought the film industry was on its last legs, along comes 'Look Both Ways'."
Margaret Pomeranz AT THE MOVIES
"It's difficult to imagine "Look Both Ways" making an impact. Our struggling local film industry is in desperate need of a brilliant project to break the drought: and this just isn't it."
Mark Beirne OUR BRISBANE.COM
"A stunningly acted meditation on the sorrow and precariousness of living, and living well, Look Both Ways is
a profound, majestic work of art that marks the arrival of an exceptionally gifted director."|
Marta Jary FILMINK
"Reminded me at times of Ray Lawrence's Lantana, for its ensemble structure, its care with characterisation and its underlying seriousness, but Lantana wasn't a comedy. Look Both Ways isn't a thigh-slapper either, but it is full of wry observation about the mysteries of human behaviour. It has a very individual consciousness behind it, an off-centre intelligence that makes it a pleasure to watch."
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
"Is deceptively transparent and simple but weaves its own special magic. I think you'll find the word-of-mouth on this film is particularly strong. If there's a hurdle to jump it's that the target audience is a particularly choosy one: people who like their films finely crafted and well-thought-out and touched with genuine wit and wisdom as well. Not everyone's cup of tea, but highly recommended."
Peter Thompson SUNDAY
"Look Both Ways is a touching story of interlocking lives and opposing takes on the unplanned; a film about learning how to put worst case scenarios into perspective. It is recommended for anybody looking for a bit of perspective themselves."
Lyndal Irons INSIGHTS
"The performances are solid across the board, while Watt's screenplay explores big issues with maturity. Unfortunately, "Look Both Ways" is an incredibly sullen and morbid film that wallows in its characters' grief for 100 minutes. There are brief attempts at humour but the film is in real need of a stronger comedic edge to counterbalance the seriousness of the themes."
Mark Beirne OUR BRISBANE.COM
Andrew S Gilbert