" Even if you know little about Wisconsin politics or Janesville, you will come to admire the grit and determination of the laid-off workers, who struggle to find work, maintain their home lives, and persevere amid the hardships."
"The overall result is excellent. The cinematography and editing are great, and effectively balance everyone's stories while weaving them together into a coherent narrative throughout. As Goes Janesville not only shows the divergent paths and opinions of the people of Janesville, but also the cause-and-effect of their actions. The film works on its own merits, but should resonate well in the current political climate. "
"The film does an excellent job in capturing the microcosm of Wisconsin politics as it played out in Rock County over three years. As depressing and dark as it may all seem, one should be reminded that these were what amounted to the success stories from the Janesville plant-closing. "
Anthropology Review Database
"...the documentary itself is not actually about politicians, or even about the politics of what occurred. It is about how a community built on a century-old GM plant tries to recover from the aftermath of its termination. The film strives to foster empathetic views toward all characters involved, regardless of political viewpoints."