Tangerines Reviews

April 24, 2015
There are some touching interactions between the players, but the film's humanism is too predictably calibrated.
Top Critic
April 21, 2015
Because the conflict between Abkhazians and Georgians is so sketchily drawn, the ultimate heartwarming tone of the film seems not so much unearned as unspectacular.
April 17, 2015
Excellent performances from the ensemble cast [...] elevate what is an otherwise theatrical treatment of a timeworn narrative.
April 16, 2015
Tangerines ends up being serviceably bleak, but rarely compelling.
April 16, 2015
Every time the viewer feels OK to kick back they're whacked them over the head by crude message-mongering or unsubtle ironies.
April 16, 2015
The shift from philosophical parrying to actual combat doesn't make Tangerines more compelling; on the contrary, it suggests that the filmmakers didn't have the confidence to tell their story without falling back on genre tropes.
April 15, 2015
Urushadze's excellent cast imbues their thinly drawn characters with a great deal of life, but the roles are so transparent that the film feels like more of an advertisement for peace than it does an argument for it.
April 12, 2015
For all of the potential, historically specific revelations regarding nation and religion, Tangerines elects to become bathetic hokum.