Roger Ebert: “The cinematography, by Tim Orr, is the best of the year.”
Elvis Mitchell NY Times: “The cinematographer Tim Orr has accomplished something remarkable: the African-American children seem to have been lighted from within, and their skin has a slight burnished glow, as if the sun is deftly tracing across their bodies. (Mr. Orr emerges as a star as well. This may be the best-photographed film of the year; it's not ostentatious or showy, and the look helps create a sense of place.)”
All the Real Girls
The Washington Times: “The lighting schemes of cinematographer Tim Orr jumped out at you as impressively as Haskell Wexler’s in the late 1960s or Gordon Willis’ in the early 1970s. The movie had an expectant, visionary mood that was more compelling than the story.”
Raising Victor Vargas:
Slant Magazine: “If the look of the film recalls David Gordon Green’s masterpiece George Washington, it’s no coincidence: Sollett has enlisted the talented Tim Orr to create for him the same glorious Cinemascope palette that distinguished Green’s own first feature. The film has the sun-drenched look of a ‘70s relic; only the occasional pop-cultural reference (concert posters, a photo of Aaliyah, and a Mini Me mention) roots the film in the present.”
Stephen Holden NY Times: “The cinematographer Tim Orr finds a bleak magnificence reminiscent of the cosmic melancholy evoked by Nestor Almendros's camera in Terrence Malick's "Days of Heaven.”
Linda Barnard Toronto Star: "....dreamy cinematography by Tim Orr, Prince Avalanche has an otherworldly feel..."
Justin Chang Variety: "The atmosphere quivers with spiritual undertones of grace and menace: The camera at times hovers alongside the characters as though wielded by some invisible presence (actually Green’s regular d.p., Tim Orr)..."
Stephen Holden NY Times: "Brought to scorching life by Mr. Green’s longtime cinematographer Tim Orr, it registers as simultaneously ordinary and mythic, the wild, scruffy landscape evoking the tragic weight of American history."
David Hughes Empire: "Tim Orr’s sun-dappled cinematography recalls Badlands-era Malick..."
Jessica Kiang Indiewire: "...wrapped in Tim Orr’s evocative, textured cinematography, “Manglehorn” attempts to present this portrait from the inside out: we’re so closely aligned to his point of view that it’s almost as if we breathe through Pacino’s character."
Z for Zachariah:
Jeannette Catsoulis NY Times: "Shot with shimmering naturalism by the cinematographer Tim Orr, “Z for Zachariah” responds to future doom with primal instincts."