“Sasha K. Gordon’s performance makes this film.” - Neil Genzlinger
“Sasha K. Gordon shines while bringing equal parts cynicism and wonder to her precocious, Lolita-like role.” - Tatiana Craine
"The real draw of 'Natasha' is without a doubt its young, charismatic lead Sasha K. Gordon, who portrays an emotionally tarnished young woman’s complex journey. She effortlessly brings out the best and most mysterious in David Bezmozgis’ film." - Tomris Laffly
"The eponymous Natasha, embodied with sulky, animal intensity by newcomer Sasha K. Gordon", "Gordon arrives with an enigmatic, method-y performance that re-orients the film around Natasha, as a disquieting, itchy presence, devoid of innocence and lit with a spark of self-preservative malice." - Jessica Kiang
“A rising acting sensation.” - Jared Feldschreiber
"David Bezmozgis’ Natasha is a Greek tragedy in the making: "Played by intense and striking Ukrainian newcomer Sasha K. Gordon, Mark’s new step-cousin is a remarkably outspoken girl, first questioning Mark about his sexual history, and then helping him write a new chapter." - Chris Knight
"Natasha: Coming-of-age story explores tragedy with quiet intelligence. "As the new thing herself, Sasha Gordon plays the frankly sexual and largely amoral Natasha with a plausible combination of gawkiness and nonchalance. She is a figure of mystery..." - Kate Taylor
"Bezmozgis’s highly provocative and deeply poignant coming-of-age drama features the extraordinarily measured performances of Alex Ozerov as Mark and newcomer Sasha K. Gordon as the sexually precocious Natasha, the dark star who forever alters Mark’s staid, suburban existence" - Thomas Logoreci, Additional Link- People of the Book
"Gordon is great at projecting a character who’s seriously detestable yet achingly sympathetic; Natasha’s backstory, if true, makes you want to hug her while wearing a hazmat suit."
"Ozerov and Gordon display fine performances in Natasha. Both have strong screen presence and photograph well. It’s remarkable to witness them display a range of emotions on-screen." - Adrian Charlie
Interview with Sasha: "I am a firm believer that an actor should have multiple techniques in their arsenal. Different roles call for different methods as the array of people we become as actors is countless."
"'Natasha,' the new film by writer David Bezmozgis, delivers chilling memories and a searing portrait of a Russian-Jewish family in Canada." - Taly Krupkin
“Sasha K. Gordon in a star-making turn.” - George Robinson
Charismatic Unknown Makes Natasha Special: "...charismatic Gordon’s mesmerizing performance as the mysterious Natasha makes it special." - Susan G. Cole
"Natasha (disarmingly and disturbingly played by Sasha K. Gordon with a veneer of naiveté that masks a chilling ruthlessness)"
"He's elicited fine performances from the ensemble, with Ozerov moving as the conflicted teen and Gordon displaying a vivacity that makes her sexual appeal to her new cousin fully credible. Their graphic scenes together have a disturbing emotional urgency" - Frank Scheck
Review, Q&A with the Director David Bezmozgis. "Sasha K. Gordon as Natasha is insanely terrific in this complex role. How did you find her?" "Yes, she is gifted. I think the entire ensemble was strong. But Sasha was a real discovery... I wish I could say we found her, but the truth is she found us." - Anne Brodie, David Bezmozgis
"The film also stars impressive newcomer Sasha K. Gordon as Natasha."
"Played convincingly by Sasha K. Gordon, Natasha is a newly arrived Russian immigrant who had been preyed upon in Moscow by pornographers and pedophiles ... Bezmozgis’s new film may not represent the birth of a new form of Russian tragedy, but personified by its tragic title heroine, the viewer has to give Natasha credit for trying, and the girl herself, for being hard to get out of your head." - Anna Katsnelson