“Comet is a good first outing from Esmail, who we will no doubt hear and see more from in the future.”
“Music, by Daniel Hart, intensifies the film’s most dramatic moments and dynamic scene transitions add excitement to the light-speed paced film. The plot blasts through Dell (Justin Long) and Kimberly (Emma Rossum), rocky six-year relationship—in turns icy and fiery—leaving the viewer in awe of the characters’ bond.”
“Comet takes the romance one step further by placing the couple in parallel universe.”
“Comet is a broken love story with distinctly Los Angeles feel, Esmail laces the couple’s recollections together with key turning points in their relationship.”
“There appears to be a magnetic on-screen chemistry that draws the couple together.
“The pleasure ‘Comet’ stars Emmy Rossum and Justin Long derive from their prickly characterizations and reams of intelligent dialogue virtually blasts off the screen. They throw everything they’ve got at the meaty material, toss any actors’ vanity to the cosmic winds and play this time-fractured study of a six-year relationship all raw and edgy.”
“Sam Esmail’s script has more witty lines and gnarly behavior than most indie films.”
“This director is obviously a risk-taker, and certainly demonstrates that he’s full-to-bursting with talent.”