Rodney Ascher’s movies dwell on absurd theories until they start to make a weird kind of sense. (…) The compendium of voices in A Glitch in the Matrix assert with such confidence that the world doesn’t exist that even skeptics might give it some thought.
Eric Kohn, IndieWire
The director finds people who overthink things and then finds cinematic ways to overthink along with them — but always with an eye to the bigger picture, always with an eye to why any of this might matter to the rest of us. And so A Glitch in the Matrix becomes not about whether we’re living in a simulation but about the many understandable reasons someone may think this. In effect, it winds up being about the mysteries of the human experience. The world is fucking crazy, dude. Some people respond to it with religion, others by assuming we are controlled by a giant video game from another dimension. Anybody who claims to know for sure is either lying or insane. All we do know is that, in the end, we’re still a bunch of meat flaps, virtual or not, and we’ve got a lot of flapping to do.
Bilge Ebiri, Vulture