"Influenza shows what an ingenious filmmaker can do by setting himself a single, precise problem. Crossing the border between commercial fiction and avant-garde experimentation, the film deserves wider circulation."
— David Bordwell, Observations on Film Art
"Displays his breadth and evolution as one of the modern heirs to Hitchcock… Shots are often fixed at odd angles (except for one scene that rather horrifyingly uses an oscillating security camera in a parking lot) — all of which only manages to heighten the darkness of the physical comedy."
"Incredible. A very great short film. Influenza is staged with the same clockwork precision that characterizes Parasite. It’s not just a film of great visual showmanship, but one that reckons with the act of ‘sight’ itself."
— Jake Mulligan, DigBoston