Sweet Virginia

Sweet Virginia

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Sweet Virginia

Jon Bernthal, Rosemarie DeWitt, Imogen Poots, and Christopher Abbott star in this gritty Alaskan-set neo-Western.

"A burglary-homicide rattles the residents of a small Alaska town, in particular two women made widows by the crime and their mutual friend, Sam, the proprietor of the local motor lodge. Sam is an outsider himself, a former rodeo champ all too happy to leave the jolt and violence of the ring behind. So when his guests prove unruly or a stranger reaches out to him, reluctance is his natural response. Secrets are revealed, violence increases, and the people in town act more unhinged. His hesitancy — and his willingness to move past it — becomes the lynchpin for his survival." (Tribeca Film Festival)

201793 minsCanada, USA
Thriller
93%
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Variety

Variety

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Part neo-noir, part latter-day Western, this exceptional indie thriller delivers well-acted character insights amid its shadowy, small-town Alaskan setting.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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A twisty, small-town thriller that blooms in the shadows and shies from the light, "Sweet Virginia" marshals a relentlessly threatening mood from dangerous secrets and unpleasant surprises.

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NPR

NPR

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...the movie is driven less by action than by the expertly paced buildup of pervasive unease among friends and family of the deceased.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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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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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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This taut drama exists in a timeless noir territory, a world of free-floating dread and dashed hopes where mood supersedes specifics of time and place.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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If you need a strong narrative engine, look elsewhere.

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Variety

Variety

press

Part neo-noir, part latter-day Western, this exceptional indie thriller delivers well-acted character insights amid its shadowy, small-town Alaskan setting.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A twisty, small-town thriller that blooms in the shadows and shies from the light, "Sweet Virginia" marshals a relentlessly threatening mood from dangerous secrets and unpleasant surprises.

0
NPR

NPR

press

...the movie is driven less by action than by the expertly paced buildup of pervasive unease among friends and family of the deceased.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This taut drama exists in a timeless noir territory, a world of free-floating dread and dashed hopes where mood supersedes specifics of time and place.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

If you need a strong narrative engine, look elsewhere.

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