(2015)

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91
Utilizing underseen subjects, [Baker] captures their world in a thoughtful and artful way, and it also happens to be a damn fun ride.
91
Baker once again manages to match underrepresented faces in American cinema with material that lets their personalities shine.
91
Tangerine is touching for its non-condescending stance toward working girls and the spirit of the sidewalk.
90
The film's smart craftsmanship is ultimately less noteworthy than its humanizing, prejudice-challenging immersion into the lives of people who inhabit L.A.'s low-end drug and sex industry.
90
Writer-director Sean Baker's sun-scorched, street-level snapshot is a work of rueful, matter-of-fact insight and unapologetically wild humor that draws a motley collection of funny, sad and desperate individuals into its protagonists' orbit.
90
In the early minutes you might not be sure what you're watching. Tangerine's a comedy, of course, laced with rambunctious, exuberantly ragged dialogue. But by the end, Baker and his actors have led us to a place beyond comedy - you may still be laughing, but your breath catches a little on the way out.
80
Tangerine paints a portrait of transgender sex workers and their clients that pulses with raunchy energy and compassionate humour. It's a bracing slice of American indie film-making.
75
Its triumph is primarily a matter of style, a visionary revelation every bit as expressionistic as its main character's electric sense of shade.
75
A feisty, funny, down-and-dirty farce as nasty as a Supreme Court dissent, as timely as a Jenner magazine cover.
75
A feisty, funny, down-and-dirty farce as nasty as a Supreme Court dissent, as timely as a Jenner magazine cover.
70
Baker revels in the power of clichés and the generic energy of his low-fi cinematography, which is done with a cell phone. The results are picturesque and anecdotal.

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