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Virginia Reviews

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April 9, 2016
It's a hard picture to pin down--it has the raw materials for a big, dumb farce, but it stakes out a claim in altogether more interesting territory.
June 7, 2012
A strong cast can't save "Virginia," Dustin Lance Black's film about a schizophrenic mom in a small Virginia beach town.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 26, 2012
Sensitive about characters exploring this culture and the conversations they must have trying to figure out relationships. It's not ridiculing or condescending at all.
Read More | Original Score: 6 out of 10
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May 25, 2012
Black seems to be aiming for some sort of loopy fantasia, a tragic fable about struggling with difference in the small-town South, but he's got more half-finished ideas than he can handle.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 25, 2012
A trainwreck.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
May 18, 2012
The film concerns a woman with psychological problems, her married lover and her 16-year-old son, but the tale wobbles between humour and drama in a disconcerting fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 18, 2012
It's all rather wacky and hard to follow or fathom, although maybe that's attributable to Virginia's schizophrenia veering off on its delusional phase.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 18, 2012
A bravely demented semi-autobiographical drama that never lives up to the potential of its high-powered cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 17, 2012
Set among the hangdog hicks and arcade attractions of a fictional Southern beach town, the loosely autobiographical movie aims for roller-coaster passion but only flatlines.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 17, 2012
There are so many moving parts spinning in so many directions that this movie's purpose is inscrutable and the noise of its grinding parts distracting.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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May 17, 2012
The result here is the type of calamity that should be more compelling than it is.
May 17, 2012
Virginia is so scattershot it feels like it's a vehicle created to loosely hold a group of ideas rather than function as anything coherent.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
May 17, 2012
The movie as a whole falls victim to a dewy kind of Tennessee Williams-itis...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 17, 2012
Plot twists strain believability. How could a 20-year affair between the town loon and the sheriff remain hidden from his wife in a tiny spot where gossip is a favourite sport?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 16, 2012
Religious zealots and nonbelievers alike run amok, as discussions abound about post-mortem polygamy and romance materializing in outer space in the afterlife This, as erotic police handcuffs and Mitt Romney intimations kick in. Sex, Lies and Mormons.
May 15, 2012
Black's overactive melodrama is more than a representation of schizophrenia; it's the embodiment of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 15, 2012
The variously eccentric characters and their flat Americana-kitsch backdrop never really feel like they're part of the same movie...
May 15, 2012
Give a young auteur some indie pull and look what happens: Strictly recommended to anyone who needs to see a schizophrenic single mother robbing a bank in a gorilla mask and housedress.
May 14, 2012
Unfortunately, there's little sympathy granted to these people, and the revelation of their hidden vices comes across like an increasingly mean series of punchlines.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 21, 2010
...aggressively meaningless...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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