Virgil Bliss

Fresh out of a long stretch in prison, Virgil Bliss (Clint Jordan) vows to go straight in this gritty, character-driven drama. But finding a job, a wife and a sense of purpose doesn't come easy when you're living in a halfway house surrounded by junkies and thugs. Things start to look up when Virgil falls for Ruby (Kirsten Russell), a prostitute and fellow lost soul, but her drug addiction stands in the way of his shot at a normal life.
Netflix Rating: 2.9
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 71%
Critics' score: 71   Audience score: 58   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

Stale, futile scenario. full review

Dennis Lim, Village Voice

Shot largely in small rooms, the film has a gentle, unforced intimacy that never becomes claustrophobic. full review

Dave Kehr, New York Times

An overly familiar scenario is made fresh by an intelligent screenplay and gripping performances in this low-budget, video-shot, debut indie effort.

Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

Too bad Maggio couldn't come up with a better script.

V.A. Musetto, New York Post
full review by Time Out, Time Out
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  • Release Year: 2001
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 94 min
  • Available From: Jun 03, 2011
  • Queued by: 81 people
Directed By
Joe Maggio
Clint Jordan, Kirsten Russell, Anthony Gorman, Greg Amici, Marc Romeo, Anthony Hayden

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