"Paints a humanistic picture of North Korea through a young Korean American's search for long-lost relatives."
- Ken Switzer, Village Voice
"The film analyses Korean history from World War II until the present. Using footage from the United States, North Korean capital Pyongyang and environs, combined with TV broadcasts, photographs, interviews and archival footage, this film creates an image of the DPRK that differs from the harsh version usually presented by traditional news sources."
- Alisa Givental, Asia Times
"At last a movie has been made by a U.S. film crew about North Korea that makes an effort to understand that country, not just demonize it."
- Deirdre Griswold, Workers World
"Brisk, wry and highly enjoyable.... this Third World Newsreel production casts Korea's North-South dynamic in a whole new light."
- Ronnie Scheib, Variety