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Virginia

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

May 18, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Dustin Lance Black

Starring :

Jennifer Connelly, Emma Roberts, Ed Harris, Toby Jones, Lucas Grabeel, Carrie Preston, Amy Madigan, Alex Frost, Harrison Gilbertson

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

1.5 of 5

“..tone is an even bigger problem than it was in his last produced screenplay..”
by Sheri Linden [Los Angeles Times]
“..the variously eccentric characters and their flat Americana-kitsch backdrop never really feel like they're part of the same movie, either..”
by Benjamin Mercer [Village Voice]
“..the tone veers so wildly and uncertainly from black comedy to would-be wrenching emotional drama that you just stare at the screen, blinking in disbelief..”
by David Noh [Film Journal International]
“..the result here is the type of calamity that should be more compelling than it is..”
by Scott Tobias [NPR]
2 of 5

“..the movie as a whole falls victim to a dewy kind of Tennessee Williams-itis..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
2 of 4

“..the more artistically ambitious and, perhaps for that reason, the more annoying..”
by Rick Groen [Globe and Mail]
5 of 5

“..the film tends to treat Virginia like a tragic heroine of a vintage melodrama..”
by Alison Willmore [Movieline]
1.5 of 4

“..the film is too intently focused on exposing how bad they are at maintaining their secrets, which leads to a slew of stupid outcomes..”
by Jesse Cataldo [Slant Magazine]
2 of 4

“..plot twists strain believability..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]
2 of 5

“..overflowing with subplots and oddball characters..”
by Stephen Holden [New York Times]
“..has much if anything to do with the upcoming US presidential election..”
by Prairie Miller [News Blaze]
2 of 5

“..constantly destabilized by scripted swings between comedy and drama, realism and fantasy, genuine catharsis and indie-film ornamentation..”
by Eric Hynes [Time Out New York]

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