Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Jun 27, 2012
    This isn't a film about abstract social ills, it's about specific people in a specific place, and how they get disturbingly comfortable with theft and violence as a way of life.
  2. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Jun 26, 2012
    The movie filmed with nonactors, doesn't try to counteract stereotypes of the Roma people as shiftless, thieving hustlers. But it goes a long way toward explaining the antisocial behavior.
  3. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Jun 29, 2012
    The overall mood of Gypsy is despair.
  4. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Jun 26, 2012
    Best are the film's tender ghostly visitations from Dad, evoked with a minimum of artiness, and the authentic, impoverished locations.
  5. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Jun 26, 2012
    You might call it an old story with higher stakes, but a keen sensitivity to its moral difficulties and enlivening details sets Gypsy urgently apart.
  6. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Jun 28, 2012
    Although Martin Sulik's drama sheds light on typically unseen populations of Eastern Europe, the film, heavy on "Hamlet" allusions, may be overstuffed.
  7. Reviewed by: Bill Weber
    Jun 26, 2012
    A Slovakian character study of a boy ambivalently caught between worlds that ultimately squanders its promise.

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