"VTR St-Jacques effectively fulfils its obvious didactic aim, as it characterises concisely the advantages of video as social tool and catalyst, without exaggerating its role as surefire social panacea. After all 'it's only a machine', as someone says on the soundtrack, another way of getting people together, and of allowing them to express themselves. By way of conclusion the camera pans round a meeting of local people watching their programme about themselves; snatches of conversation drift into hearing about solutions to problems—the real point of the whole exercise."
-- Paul Madden
Madden, Paul. "VTR St. Jacques." Review of VTR St-Jacques. Monthly Film Bulletin, May 1974. (p. 114)