"Broken down into four chapters that detail the past ('Lives Lived'), the day of the rape ('Towards Zero'), the immediate consequences ('Division of Spoils'), and the coda ('Aftermath'), Anatomy of Violence gets better as it goes along, but it starts at a low place. Harnessing their performances from an improvisatory workshop, [Deepa] Mehta's actors, who share screenplay credit, also play themselves as children, which is the first and biggest of the film's mistakes."
-- Scott Tobias
Tobias, Scott. "'Anatomy of Violence'; Deepa Mehta examines a shocking assault and rape case via experimental strategies that ultimately distract from her important subject." Review of Anatomy of Violence. Variety, September 21, 2016.