"This documentary effectively captures the reactions of viewers to Fusco and Gómez-Peña’s performances. The Couple in the Cage persuasively argues that racism remains pervasive and that colonial ideas continue to influence our approach to non-Western cultures."
- Susan Sleeper-Smith, Films for the Feminist Classroom
"...a deliciously witty satire about cultural stereotyping ."
- Caryn James, The New York Times
“One of the smartest commentaries yet on still-rampant cultural and historical myopia.”
- The Los Angeles Times
“A deliciously witty satire about cultural stereotyping. THE COUPLE IN THE CAGE deftly weaves in the history of such exhibits and creates a playful tone that makes the viewer a conspirator, either with the viewers or the caged couple.”
- The New York Times
“This provocative tape documents a satire on colonial stereotypes by performance artist Coco Fusco and Guillermo Gomez-Pena during the 500th anniversary of Columbus' voyage.”
- Chicago Sun Times