The New York Times opens its review with this:
If the grim, dystopian world evoked by the French film “Renaissance” is a Gallic pastiche of “Blade Runner,” “Sin City,” “Minority Report” and “Gattaca,” the movie’s stark visual style is strikingly original. There are no grays, only jagged blacks and whites in a film that draws the worlds of animation and live action closer together with a variation on the techniques used by Richard Linklater in “Waking Life” and “A Scanner Darkly.”The Guardian gives it 2 out of 5 stars and says, "stunning visuals are put to work in the service of a stultifying plot". The BBC gives it 3 out of 5 stars and says, " There's little in the content to match director Christian Volckman's dazzling visuals."
Moria calls it "fascinating" and says, "There is a dazzling architectural beauty to the film". Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 49% but a higher audience rating of 60%.