1000 Misspent Hours says
it demonstrates not only that Corman had some real talent as a director, but that he was able to take the things he was learning on the sets of the relatively big-budget, Poe-inspired gothics he was then making and apply them to projects of a very different sort.BBC says it "bears comparison with the best films of the era". Stomp Tokyo has a lengthy plot description with screen shots and says it "has long stood as a gem in Corman's crown, and with good reason". Ferdy on Films has a review saying, "It is a surprisingly compelling, even moving picture. It might even be the best Corman ever made."