Sweet Virginia

Sweet Virginia

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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Reviews & comments

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

If you need a strong narrative engine, look elsewhere.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

If you need a strong narrative engine, look elsewhere.

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