The New York Times

“In his enchanting second feature, “Starry Starry Night,” the Taiwanese director Tom Shu-Yu Lin tackles death, divorce, loneliness and first love with the eye of a painter and the heart of a child.” http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/06/movies/starry-starry-night-directed-by-tom-shu-yu-lin.html

TwitchFilm.com

“Tom Lin paints one of the dearest, warmest and most charming films of the year. Starry Starry Night is a beautiful and imaginative trip into the mind of a 13-year old girl, exploring her world and dealing with her problems. The film has its fair share of memorable scenes and a truly magnificent ending that will keep you comfortably warm during these cold, rainy winter days.” http://twitchfilm.com/2012/01/starry-starry-night-review.html

The New York Daily News

(This review is in conjunction with another film)  “Lin brings in lovely touches of fantasy, using whimsy as enhancement rather than — as is too often the case — a distraction. All the popcorn movies you’re planning to see will still be at the multiplex if you wait another week. This shimmering beauty will be gone in a flash. Catch it while you can.” http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/reviews-starry-starry-night-pact-article-1.1108468

Slant Magazine

“In the film’s most touching sequence, Mei dreams that her toy elephant turns alive and life-sized, handicapped by a missing leg but soothed by her nurturing presence—speaking to our need to care for others in addition to being cared for ourselves.” http://www.slantmagazine.com/film/review/starry-starry-night