'Ruins' is a fascinating intellectual joke that isn't laughing when it asks, 'Who decides our history for us? Whose standards evaluate culture?'
- Dennis Harvey, San Francisco Bay Guardian
Mixing a wonderfully confusing array of footage and animated sequences, Lerner upsets easy assumptions about history....a fantastic, spiraling vertigo of fact and fiction that uses the very notion of historical documents, and of documentary filmmaking itself.
- Holly Willis, Los Angeles Weekly