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Sweet Virginia (2017)

Sweet Virginia (2017)



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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 (Christopher Abbott) checks into a motel run by Sam (Jon Bernthal), a former rodeo champion whose imposing physical presence conceals a troubled soul. Bound together by their outsider status, the two men strike up an uneasy friendship-a dangerous association that will set off a new wave of violence and unleash Sam's darkest demons. Driven by tour de force performances from Christopher Abbott and Jon Bernthal, this precision crafted thriller pulses with an air of quivering dread. With Imogen Poots and Rosemarie Dewitt.

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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.

November 17, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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.

November 16, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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.

November 16, 2017 | Full Review…
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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.

November 16, 2017 | Full Review…

... the understated, intense performances of [director Jamie] Dagg's cast make this slow burner a standout.

November 15, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

October 27, 2017 | Full Review…

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