“Serving as the film's heart and soul is Karyn Dwyer, a fresh faced 19 year old. (Dwyer is) terrific, lending the goings on a heated, poignant credibility."
"(June Diane) Raphael has a delicacy of delivery burnished with sly wit... (Karyn) Dwyer is equally good as the adventurous Cecily, catching up on all the fun she can."
"The highlight of the movie is unquestionably Karyn Dwyer's performance as Maggie. She brings a sexy intelligence...that keeps us rooting for her."
"Performances are all excellent. Dwyer is a wonderfully cheerful, bouncy character"
"Karyn Dwyer is guileless and wry."
“…an ensemble of appealing actors who seem completely at home with this loose-limbed material. Investing it with a physicality and free-willed theatricality, the company is sharp and funny and, in investigating what goes on under those lacy, beribboned bloomers, enormously sexy. Pasha McKenley's adventurous portrayal is so much fun, especially next to Karyn Dwyer's wide-eyed tentativeness and the gorgeous underplaying of June Raphael. Kirstin Hinton and a solid Kim Kuhteubl complete the cast, whose members form a uniquely feminine bond as they collectively explore the power of forbidden words, the painful pressure of unspoken expectations, the care of one's virginity, and the joy of reaching new heights.”
"Dwyer shows a nimble, humorous intelligence. "
"Karyn Dwyer is wonderful as Maggie, from the nervousness in her new relationship to her creativity and sense of humour as she grows stronger throughout the course of the film."
-San Francisco Times
"Karyn Dwyer certainly has the ability to light up a scene."
"Burning, Burning" is anchored by a nuanced and affecting lead turn by the wonderful Karyn Dwyer, who shows how the very best actors can say more with a look than most can with dialogue."
"Maggie (Karyn Dwyer), with her luscious, curly, reddish-brown hair and her all-American girl looks, would be a catch for anybody."
"Dwyer and Cox are charmers, and
that's also the case with Better Than Chocolate."
"Every performance is a nuanced gem, with Karyn Dwyer's perky lovestruck redhead providing the emotional center."
-Syracuse New Times
"Vivacious Vancouver baby dyke Maggie (Karyn Dwyer), in a vividly animated performance "
-Clean Sheets –Gary
"Karyn Dwyer, in particular, nails her Felicity Takes a Walk on the Wild Side role with a charming turn as an earnest, big-hearted girl for whom no good intention goes unpunished."
-The Austin Chronicle
"Actress Karyn Dwyer does a good job as the woman on the brink of insanity."
"Karyn Dwyer exhibits energetic charm as Cecily."
"What shines best (no pun intended) is shoe shiner Karyn Dwyer. She has all the characteristics of the typical working class stiff with a likeable honesty."
"Karyn Dwyer as Speed -What a perfect pantomime principle boy!"
-CBC Morning Show
"I got 2 proteges in stand up comedy: One's a 6 ft guy; the other's a waif. And she's tougher than he is!"