Sweet Virginia
Sweet Virginia (2017)

A mysterious stranger sends shockwaves through a close-knit community in this nerve-jangling slice of raw suspense. In the wake of a triple murder that leaves the residents of a remote Alaskan outpost on edge, tightly wound drifter Elwood… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 17, 2017
DVD Release Date: November 17, 2017
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Smart and well-acted, Sweet Virginia delivers a tense, atmospheric thriller that transcends genre conventions even as it embraces them.

Barry Hertz
Globe and Mail

A lot to take in - too much, really.

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Glenn Kenny

All that said, the movie is well put together, enough so that if you're not entirely tired of its clichés, it might constitute a tolerable entertainment. I'd rather watch Double Indemnity for the 15th time.

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Craig Mathieson
The Sunday Age

Jamie M. Dagg uses spare, purposeful direction to put the usual thriller elements, such as a killer for hire, a stash of money, and a hesitant femme fatale, to one side for a vision of lonely people despairing for an intimate connection.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Director Dagg and sibling screenwriters Benjamin and Paul China ratchet up the tension. So does the eerie score by another set of siblings, Will and Brooke Blair, who previously teamed for the horror thriller Green Room.

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James Berardinelli

It starts with a bang, ends with a bang, and those scenes bookend some solid character moments and tense, atmospheric filmmaking. This small gem is worth seeking out.

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Stephen Romei
The Australian

[Sweet Virginia] is a high-quality physical and psychological thriller.

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Noel Murray
Los Angeles Times

The cast and creators of "Sweet Virginia" dig underneath flat pulp conventions and find the real pain and emotional instability at their roots.

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Ella Taylor

What sets Sweet Virginia above the pack is a leisurely inquiry into the moral rot that seeps into the very bones of lives bent out of shape by disappointment, frustration, loneliness or the absence of love.

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Ron Wilkinson
It's Just Movies

The young cast and crew fall short of a hard-hitting tale of heartbreak and violence.

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