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Sweet Virginia is a very slow burning thriller about a mysterious killer in a quiet and remote Alaskan town.

The film follows Sam (Jon Bernthal), a retired rodeo star who now owns the Sweet Virginia hotel, as he befriends one of his customers. Unbeknownst to Sam the mysterious Elwood (Christopher Abbott) is responsible for the sudden violence and ensuing chaos strewn upon the town.

Unfortunately for the film this is as deep as the plot of Sweet Virginia gets, which makes the film drag along too slowly.

Bernthal’s performance is commendable but the remainder of the supporting cast are simply too superficial to garner any real meaning or empathy.

★★