Even with its over-the-top performances, Gaudi Afternoon is an emotionally and intellectually subtle work.
Silly, childish fun and as relaxing to watch as good American TV fiction -- and with a very similar world view.
Laura SinagraVillage Voice
The trumped-up alley-to-plaza intrigue could use more smoke and less mirrors.
Lou LumenickNew York Post
Beautifully photographed and fitfully amusing, Gaudi Afternoon would be an impressive film from a first-timer, but Seidelman is experienced enough to know she should have told the actors not to camp things up so excessively.