The source material may be David Sedaris (this marks the first time the essayist has allowed one of his pieces to be adapted), but the tone couldn't be more Kyle Patrick Alvarez, who once again steers auds to some gloriously uncomfortable places.
David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
Don't expect a rash of David Sedaris screen adaptations to be sparked by this bland effort.
Brian Tallerico, Film Threat
Strong performances throughout and a pair of truly stellar ones make the flaws of C.O.G. easier to overlook and it continues to bolster the reputation of Alvarez as a notable young filmmaker worth watching.
Michael Dunaway, Paste Magazine
The characters are of tedious cardboard and are nearly without interest, wasting the considerable character talents of the likes of Dale Dickey and Dean Stockwell.
Chase Whale, Twitch
Experience is the best teacher in Kyle Patrick Alvarez' riveting portrait of self-discovery, C.O.G.
Tim Grierson, Screen International
A compassionate light drama about the uneven path we all must take on the road to self-discovery, C.O.G. offers one lovely, heartfelt scene after another.