Frownland "announces that underground cinema is alive and well," wrote Scott Foundas in the Village Voice. It is also, he adds, "either a primal scream issued from a potentially dangerous mind, a wildly original work of outsider art, a doctoral thesis on how not to make friends and influence people, or all (or none) of the above. Only this much is certain: It's been a while since something this gonzo turned up at a theater near you." Even Roger Ebert chimed in: "It is a rebirth of the need for expression that inspired the American independent movement in the first place, 50 years ago." Now for rent on GreenCine.