"While the soldier and the grandmother share no common language, the two women share a bond of sympathy and compassion, and the youngest child, an orphan, quickly formed a close attachment with the American. This film would be an excellent resource to stimulate discussion on the problems of women in the military or issues of communication between cultures. Recommended for specialized programs in women’s studies, multicultural studies, or African American studies."
- Patricia B. McGee, Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO)
"Evokes a wealth of cross-cultural ambiguities and tensions generated by the war"
- Pat Aufderheide, Film Critic