Paris Is Burning - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Paris Is Burning Reviews

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March 4, 2017
Livingston's film is a poignant look at black and Latinx gay and transgender communities, dissecting race and class, gender and sexuality.
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 30, 2016
The directness and honesty of moment after moment strike back at peppily 'cheerful' white America's model-world. Blazes forth the importance, for a marginalized community, of adopting a fervid, fiery attitude all its own.
March 31, 2016
One emerges from this film not only with a new vocabulary and a fresh way of viewing the straight world but with a bracing object lesson in understanding what society "role models" are all about.
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 10, 2009
Livingston is smart enough to realize that her subjects are best equipped to explain themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 62/100
January 4, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 6, 2006
This landmark docu celebrates the resourcefulness of a group that's subcultural but not truly countercultural--its denizens long to become members of the society they imitate, operating at its periphery.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 10, 2005
The beauty of the film is Livingston's nonjudgmental, accommodating camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 29, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 19, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 1990
Full Review | Original Score: A
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