Moria gives it a good review and notes: "And it is a legend that is believed to be true by many –before commencing filming, for example, director Nonzee Nimibutr toured Thai temples conducting ceremonies to appease Nang Nak’s spirit and obtain good luck for the production." Time Out calls this "the definitive treatment" of the story. Ferdy on Films has a positive review that ends with this: "While some Thai fear the legend of Nang Nak, Jaroenpura restores the emotional core of the story with power, beauty, and sympathy." DVD Talk calls it "a decent, but not too suspenseful horror film". Rotten Tomatoes has no critics score but an audience score of 73%.