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Sheriff (2005)





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Sheriff Ronald E. Hewett oversees the rural Southern community of Brunswick County, North Carolina. Heading up what used to be a backwards, back-woods department, Hewett strives to maintain order and civility in a region fraught with murder, robbery and the occasional theft of ceramic lawn ornaments. To accomplish this impossible task, Hewett uses the only tools at his disposal -- God, guns, and the hundreds of blood relatives that populate his jurisdiction. At once brutal, bizarre and funny, "Sheriff" is a feature-length documentary movie that employs the pure cinema verite technique of Frederick Wiseman: no interviews, no music, no voice-overs. The result is an unexpected, intimate portrait of a complex man trying to do good in a bad, bad world.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Sheriff

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (7)

An admirably realistic portrait of police life, pointedly different from the sensationalism of TV's Cops.

March 10, 2005
New York Post
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Sheriff may have a point to make about the impact of family, roots and religion on the changing face of rural America, but the film, while admirably restrained and competently made, is too polite to clarify that.

Full Review… | March 10, 2005
New York Times
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Kraus seems determined to juxtapose the serenity of Hewett's downtime with the thrills of the dirty work, but as seen in the film it's all the same.

Full Review… | March 9, 2005
Village Voice
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Full Review… | November 19, 2008
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Full Review… | August 16, 2007
Time Out
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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