James Bowman of the American Spectator has an interpretive review of the latest Kaufman film, suggesting that “All the science of this film’s science fiction is really there just to allow Joel and Clementine this moment of insight which, had we sufficient moral imagination, we all might share without any help from Dr. Mierzwiak and his black arts. . . . Here, in short, is a sort of playing God that is not just OK but is morality’s highest achievement..” (JamesBowman.net).