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Virginia Reviews

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AV Club
June 15, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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
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Sam Adams
AV Club
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+
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
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
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
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.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
May 17, 2012
The movie as a whole falls victim to a dewy kind of Tennessee Williams-itis...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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
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Eric Hynes
Time Out
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
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Benjamin Mercer
Village Voice
May 15, 2012
The variously eccentric characters and their flat Americana-kitsch backdrop never really feel like they're part of the same movie...
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Peter Debruge
Variety
September 14, 2010
A scattershot Southern melodrama that can't decide what it's supposed to be.
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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