Seldom are brother-sister relationships really explored in film, and this one reverberates with truth and understanding.
The characters in You Can Count on Me have been freed from the formulas of fiction and set loose to live lives where they screw up, learn from their mistakes and bumble hopefully into the future.
...heartfelt family drama, which is surely destined to be remembered as one of the best American indies of 2001.
Unlike many successful mainstream screenwriters who claim they really want to make more personal films, Lonergan (...) actually did it.
...so delicate and low keyed a drama of deep feelings that it hinges all the more crucially on dramatic subtlety.