Algonquin is as elegant and fascinating and as full of hidden beauties as the landscape which is its subject. Stephen Marche, writer Esquire Magazine
Algonquin is yet one more step in the right direction for Canadian cinema. Director, Jonathan Hayes has created a film with the spirit of an independent and the soul of something bigger. It would be easy to pass this off as a father and son story but Algonquin is so much more. This is a story about brothers, about the journeys we make together and the ones we make alone. It’s about what happens when family roots begin to spread out in different directions. It’s about the luck we make and the bad luck made for us. Mostly, this is a story about discovery. Events occur in this film that shouldn’t be revealed in a review or a dust-jacket blurb but discovered as the narrative leads us along a path filled with humour, tragedy and warmth. Algonquin will challenge the way you see Canadian films. Tom Ernst
So far, the best narrative piece I’ve seen at Sundance has been a short film, entitled The School by director Jonathan Hayes.  Hayes’s film is only eight minutes long, but he proves in that time that he has more control over his subject than most feature length directors. Keith Simanton, IMDB Review
A year ago, Jonathan Hayes was one of four finalist vying for recognition in WSFF's pitch session.  He won the session...And from there the ball just kept rolling.  His bright and hilarious film The School was screened at this year's festival.  With sad yet intensely funny results.  It won the Audience Award. Lindsay Gibb, Take One Magazine
Priceless.... Algonquin weaves the background of a complicated marriage that begets complicated father-son relationships... [The film] scores higher on overall craftsmanship, especially narrative. Pat Donnelly, The Montreal Gazette
Filmed against the majestic beauty of Algonquin Park when the leaves are changing colour - eat your hearts out, Group of Seven - Algonquin is a fractured drama that comes in three parts. Jay Stone, The Vancouver Sun
A multi-layered family drama. Nicholas Campbell is delightful as Leif Roulette….Catherine Lutes' gorgeous cinematography…puts us in the heart of a stunning northern autumn, the richly coloured trees reflected in mirror lakes. Linda Barnard, The Toronto Star
Jonathan Hayes' directorial feature debut, Algonquin, has parallels to Margaret Atwood's landmark CanLit novel 'Surfacing,'…Hayes desire to avoid cliched poignancy and life lessons offered by American indie films is refreshing. Liam Lacey, The Globe and Mail
A vibrant and emotional story about familial legacy that's part Wes Anderson styled tale of a family living in the shadow of an icon, part Guy Maddin styled look at how family, setting and psychology shape a person, and a healthy dose of James Brooks' on point observational humour. Rendall does a wonderful job in the lead….Campbell puts in some of the finest work of his career. Andrew Parker, Dork Shelf
Jonathan Hayes, Toronto-based Writer/Direcor, has hit the ground running with his debut feature, ALGONQUIN. Ryan Kotack, Canadian Film Review
Canada's independent answer to last year's Academy Award nominee 'Nebraska' finds unique footing after a detour in its narrative...I thought Algonquin was a really good film with a heaping amount of heart. Addison Wylie, Wylie Writes