"A fascinating piece of guerrilla cinema"
- Vibe Magazine
"Has the exhaustive, inviting feel of a punk concert, and in it African-Americans speak about being drawn into the punk world, provisionally an environment for alienated youths to hang out together, and about the oddity of being both accepted and further alienated from other punks and other blacks because punk is viewed as so white."
- The New York Times
"A fascinating look at a conflicted subculture."
- New York Magazine
"Afro-Punk depicts the experiences of African-American punks in mostly white scenes... Throughout the film, these punks reveal their experiences of exclusion, otherness, and racism in the punk scenes in which they participated. Yet, Black punks’ cultural identification is at odds with the expectations of what Blackness should be, in punk and elsewhere."
- Rubén Ramírez Sánchez, Films For the Feminist Classroom