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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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... No Ordinary Man may just provide the encouragement for others to leave the shadows and step into the light. This may seem like a startling and surprising legacy at first, but that's the reclaimed story of Billy Tipton and what he inspires.
"No Ordinary Man" challenges the very basis of cultural production, eschewing the familiar accumulation of biographical and historical information and instead questioning the process by which such information is gathered.
A fascinating deconstruction of history, culture, and identity, No Ordinary Man raises so many crucial questions - and answers them so thoughtfully - that it moves beyond entertainment into the realm of essential text.
Knowing how much transgender people still have to struggle to be recognized, we can also take joy in hearing their voices made central to this story, and having Tipton's story be told, finally, as it should.
Combined with the typical style of a biographical documentary is the cool flair of also showing the auditions for actors to play Billy Tipton. Very interesting wrinkle. Adds depth and perspective to the already very touching story.