Miss Virginia

critic Reviews

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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Beverly KwakyeBlack Girl Nerds
    This five-star film takes an alternate route by addressing an ongoing issue that proves if disadvantaged children did not grow up in the wrong zip code, their lives would not be predetermined by the circumstances of their environment.
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    Don ShanahanEvery Movie Has a Lesson
    The striving spirit is stirring and the capacity for empathy towards its causes is formidable.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Todd JorgensonCinemalogue
    What should be an inspiring look at a blue-collar heroine fighting for a worthwhile cause instead finds its message undercut by melodramatic embellishments.
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    Alex SavelievFilm Threat
    As a heartfelt tribute to an important historical figure, it works just fine.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Noel MurrayLos Angeles Times
    Uzo Aduba gives a fine performance in the otherwise flat "Miss Virginia," playing real-life education advocate Virginia Walden Ford.
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    Nell MinowRogerEbert.com
    The movie's effort to separate a feel-good story from its political foundation does not earn it a passing grade.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Frank ScheckHollywood Reporter
    Miss Virginia exerts a strong pull at times, thanks largely to Aduba's superb performance.
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    Lynnette NicholasCommon Sense Media
    Mother's love trumps dirty politicians in fact-based drama.
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    Douglas DavidsonElements of Madness
    What makes Miss Virginia so heart-warming isn't the inevitable triumph we know is coming, but in watching how the people of the community come together as one.
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