6.1/10
2,952
21 user 57 critic

Sweet Virginia (2017)

Trailer
1:55 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Prime Video

A former rodeo champ befriends a young man with a propensity for violence.

Director:

Reviews
Popularity
2,374 ( 176)
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An alcoholic ex-cop (Hawkes) finds the body of a young woman and, through an act of self-redemption, becomes hell-bent on finding the killer but unwittingly puts his family in danger and ... See full summary »

Directors: Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms
Stars: John Hawkes, Anthony Anderson, Octavia Spencer
Maze (2017)
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Inspired by the true events of the infamous 1983 prison breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP, which was to become the biggest prison escape in Europe since World War II.

Director: Stephen Burke
Stars: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Barry Ward, Martin McCann
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire.

Director: Joseph Kosinski
Stars: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, Steve Carell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Elwood
...
Lila Mccabe
...
Bernadette Barrett
...
Maggie Russell
...
Tom Barrett
...
Mitchel Mccabe
...
Lou Hopkins
...
Paul Anderson
...
Rose Miller
...
Mr. Barnes
...
Marty Petrowne
...
Lawyer (as Scott McGillivray)
...
Prostitute
...
Woman in Room 128
Edit

Storyline

A former rodeo star, with a small time life, unknowingly starts a rapport with a young man who is responsible for the violence that has suddenly gripped his small town. Every character from his loved ones to his business patrons, plays a part in the unravelling of this community. Our aged hero must face his relationships of past and present to come up against this unpredictable predator.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some strong sexuality, language, and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

21 December 2017 (Kuwait)  »

Also Known As:

Смерть на Аляске  »

Filming Locations:


Edit

Box Office

Gross USA:

$10,456, 3 December 2017
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Many of the locations used are filmed in Hope, Canada which is also the location for 'First Blood'. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Sour North.
1 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

Problem with small towns is everybody leaves 'em. Thus small town stories tend to be based on romanticized memories (be it good or bad) from the point of city slickers. And since most folks reside in giant metropolises, it becomes difficult to pronounce judgement on this evaporating way of life.

Sweet Virginia is one such film beast. It is both good and bad. A good film, about bad people, but chiefly it is about America.

Set in murky Alaska, but filled with soft, southern accented characters, it takes place in a tiny, forgotten place, where people struggle for money, hide their histories, wear baseball caps, drive pickups, move at a snail's pace, and settle their matters in a violent fashion.

At the centre of a nifty noire tangle is an uncomfortable buddy-buddy relationship between an aw-shucks former rodeo star trying unsuccessfully to live a low-key life as a motel owner, and a troubled, snaky hit man. Jon Bernthal is terrific as the reluctant good guy, who innocently befriends the dark stranger in town - a perfectly tense and edgy Christopher Abbott. We know this won't end well, but that is not the point. This is less about the resolution and more about the journey.

"Sweet Virginia" dares to peek under the covers of a sleepy place rampant with familiarity but teeming with excruciating loneliness. One that usually keeps it's secrets well buried. Usually.


12 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 21 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page