“It’s hard to take your eyes off Mendel’s ominous, ready to explode performance”
- NY Magazine
“Mendel's feverish performance smacks of the Tom Waits and Charles Bukowski personas, steeped in a Southern moonshine marinade.”
- NY Times
"The production derives its lifeblood from D.J. Mendel's tour de force turn as the gritty blue-collar worker. Mendel's alarming physicality, exploding with rough, sudden moves, fleshes out the role with raw brilliance."
"In an angry, uneasy performance, D.J. Mendel owns this film.”
- Village Voice
"Mendel is a deft physical comedian"
- LA Weekly
"D.J. Mendel is an iconic actor and reliable presence in Richard Foreman’s work and countless other productions, he brings a kind of sinister, threatening, serpentine but thoughtful and complicated masculinity to all of his roles.”