Critical reaction to Carnahan's work has been mixed. The Kingdom averaged a 56 on Metacritic.Rotten Tomatoes lists the film with 53% of critics giving the film positive reviews, based on 120 reviews. Lions for Lambs received generally negative to mixed reviews from critics. On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, 27% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 133 reviews. On Metacritic, the film had an average score of 47 out of 100, based on 33 reviews.