"In her feature debut, director Deepa Mehta has made one of those fascinating, frustrating films where the sub-plot outshines the plot, where everything on the periphery of the frame is infinitely better than the nominal focal point. Because there, at the edges, we're treated to ethnic humour worthy of the label—well-observed moments that explode some stereotypes and confirm others, moments that are wry and sharp and poignant."
-- Rick Groen
Groen, Rick. "Movie review: Sam and Me." Review of Sam & Me. Globe and Mail, September 20, 1991.