Virgin Reviews

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
September 9, 2004
[F]elt too much like a really impressive school project, film school project but not a complete feature film.
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Robert Koehler
Variety
September 10, 2004
Evinces too much of the Lars Von Trier influence (especially Breaking the Waves) while falling victim to some of its central character's overt strangeness.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
October 15, 2004
So much of Virgin is bunk masquerading as sexual politics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 22, 2004
Falls short of being satisfying, hurts a little to experience, and the next morning you're thinking it wasn't worth the trouble - sound familiar?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tenley Woodman
Boston Herald
October 19, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
September 3, 2004
There are some powerful emotions coursing through Virgin, writer-director Deborah Kampmeier's raw first feature, and a tighter script would have made them even more affecting.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2004
It all descends quickly into desultory melodrama, with broadly drawn nightmares of demon-male small-mindedness balanced against impeccable portraits of the sacred feminine in action.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
August 27, 2004
Ugly digital photography, banal story.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
September 2, 2004
Ms. Kampmeier never brings her themes into tight focus.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jordan Reed
Boxoffice Magazine
September 5, 2004
Kampmeier reveals her inexperience as a feature filmmaker, and her effort struggles with the weight of its own subject matter and final ambiguities.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
September 14, 2004
A pretentious, unpalatable stew that serves up thematic elements touching on religion, feminism, psychosis, mysticism and guilt without stirring up any believable characters, engaging story, or emotional moments that might engage audiences.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
October 6, 2004
An unfortunately muddled portrait of a teenage girl going through a moral and spiritual crisis.
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
January 14, 2005
Moss' performance is solid, but undone by the palsied hand-held camerawork and the script's general lack of focus.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 7, 2005
The more you consider the theological undertones of Virgin, the more radical it becomes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dan Callahan
ToxicUniverse.com
June 12, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
February 11, 2005
At times I wasn't sure that the movie knew exactly what it wanted to say. And yet it remains quite a powerful experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 11, 2004
Virgin charts the spiritual transformation of a rebellious teenager as she opens to her divine center, her nurturing abilities and her empathy for others.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stina Chyn
Film Threat
June 12, 2004
Captivating story about faith and transformation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 3, 2004
Rough-edged but affecting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Charles Ealy
Dallas Morning News
October 21, 2004
As a religious-themed movie, Virgin is as unconventional as they come.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
June 12, 2004
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 20, 2005
Kristen Kidder
PopMatters
November 11, 2004

Boston Phoenix
October 19, 2004
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AV Club
September 26, 2005
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