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Virginia Reviews

Top Critic
June 15, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
Top Critic
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 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
Top Critic
May 17, 2012
The result here is the type of calamity that should be more compelling than it is.
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 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...
September 14, 2010
A scattershot Southern melodrama that can't decide what it's supposed to be.
September 13, 2010
Presumably a glib attack on sanctimonious small-town religious hypocrisy informed by Black's own strict Mormon upbringing, the film is tonally all over the place, eventually settling in a rut that comes a lot closer to resembling bad camp than edgy satire