"This second feature for U.S.-based co-directors Kelly Daniela Norris and TW Pittman doesn’t have the outside-looking-in feel of similar international co-productions; there’s an air of authenticity as well as a pleasingly laid-back yet substantive narrative engagement to this polished effort."
"But a changed venue results in no lack of authenticity for a picture that readily captures the specificity of its setting and of local mores; filmmaking restraint and a strong performance from star Jacob Ayanaba should win fans at fests"
"[Iddrisu's] struggle seems familiar, but it’s one that’s made memorable through the graceful visuals, gentle pacing and deep feeling that the directors T. W. Pittman and Kelly Daniela Norris bring to this story." (M. D.)
"Kelly Daniela Norris and T.W. Pittman's Nakom immediately announces itself as a modest triumph of world-building."
"But Ayanaba is only the most prominent member of a terrific ensemble cast of non-professional actors, all of whom convey an unwavering sense of realism throughout...Add to this an incisive and unobtrusive directing style focused squarely on characterisation, and a remarkable score by Senegalese musician Daby Balde, and Nakom leaves one impatient to follow wherever Norris and Pittman’s collaborations take them next. Verdict: ★★★★★"