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“gripping and heart-warming” 
Rodrigo Perez, Indiewire

“fantastically moving” 
Tara Brady, The Irish Times

“ just brings joy to your heart to see such naturalism on screen” ★★★★
Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies

Ronnie Scheib, Variety

Angie Errigo, Empire

“this little gem stole my heart” 
Kimberley Howie, ABC Radio

“throughly infectious, hugely imaginative, with exceptional performances”   ★★★★
Ed Gibbs, The Age

“truly an extraordinary movie” 

Martina Dechevska, The Upcoming  (UK)

Simon Foster,  SBS Film (Aust)

“immaculately crafted, visually stunning, highly original” 
Film Journal International


“enthralling and evocative” 
Mark Adams, Screen Daily

“amazing” ★★★★
David Stratton, At the Movies

“a little masterpiece...shoots right to the top of your must-see list” 
The Telegraph (Aust)

“absolutely of the most original and beautiful films I’ve ever seen” ★★★★★
Jason Davis, Weekend Sunrise
(Ch 7, Australia)

“I really do love The Rocket.  It’s incredible, so utterly unique.” 
Cate Blanchett

 Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Aust)

“a powerful, deeply moving drama” 
The Philadelphia Enquirer 

“wonderful, beautiful, lovely”
Linda Mottram, ABC Radio National

“one of the truly special films
of the year”

Unseen Films

“a true original” 
CJ Johnson, ABC Radio

“utterly fresh” 
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

“an inspiring gem” 
Garry Maddox, Sydney Morning Herald

Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald

“a lovely, resonant and deeply accomplished drama” 
The Playlist, Indiewire

The Film Emporium

“a seamless melding of history’s dark undertow and a child’s indefatigible optimisim” 
Sheri Linden, The Los Angeles Times

“a total crowd-pleaser, deserving of its wild praise” 

“It’s fascinating, it’s uplifting,
it’s a cracker”
Blake Howard, Radio 2UE (Aust)

Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express (UK)

“a spectacular achievement that is powerful and delightful in equal measures” 
Tribeca International Film Festival jury statement  - jury included writer/director Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby), actress Bryce Dallas-Howard (The Help, Jurassic World)  & writer/director Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)

“one spectacularly assured and entertaining film rocketed to the top and blew our minds
with it's humour and its humanity ” 

Berlin International Film Festival jury statement  - jury included writer/director Oren Moverman (Love & Mercy, I’m Not There)
& writer/director Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Thor: Ragnarok)


Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald 

“absolutely stunning” 
CJ Johnson, ABC Radio 

“wildly entertaining, 
breathlessly tense” 

★★★★ Brian Duff, FilmInk 

“Powerful and compelling, 
a truly inspiring film” 

Sydney Film Festival


“Has seemingly achieved the impossible - a film that is both shocking and poignant yet laugh-out-loud funny. The humour is so powerful because it is so unexpected.” 
Lou Beaumont, The Echo 

“fascinating and powerful” 
The Daily Telegraph 

David Stratton, At the Movies 

“important and sobering” 
★★★★ Michael Adams, Empire

The Herald Sun  

The Movie Show, SBS TV  

“thoroughly entertaining... one of the best movies I’ve seen this year”  
The Scene  

David Michael Brown, Cinephilia



“Priceless, both in its humour and capacity to open a window into the thinking of Muslims in Sydney’s maligned south-west” 
The Sydney Morning Herald