Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. 75
    The performance by Ross invests Jessie with a kind of zealous hope that is touching: Here is a slutty loser touched by the divine, and transformed.
  2. 60
    Rough-edged but affecting drama.
  3. 50
    So much of Virgin is bunk masquerading as sexual politics.
  4. 40
    Shot on shaky-cam digital video, filtered through what appears to be an old sweatsock, the film mimics Dogme-style realism in its vision of modern persecution, but in the end, it offers the sort of touchy-feely mysticism that belongs to the crystal-ball and tarot-reading set.
  5. 80
    I was haunted afterward by its seething rage at the malicious paternalism and sexual hypocrisy of fundamentalist Christians.
  6. Shot with an annoyingly jerky hand-held camera, Virgin is a test to stick with, and despite the best efforts of Moss, it wore me out.
  7. An unfortunately muddled portrait of a teenage girl going through a moral and spiritual crisis.
  8. 50
    Ms. Kampmeier never brings her themes into tight focus. At one moment, the film is a detailed but familiar attack on smothering small towns and oppressive family structures; at another, it's a fable of feminist empowerment with an oddly fervent religious background.
  9. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    50
    The film is never quite as startling or mysterious as it seems to want to be, leaving it in an uncertain cinematic limbo.
  10. 50
    Many of Kampmeier's characters are either ill-defined or clichéd.
  11. Reviewed by: Stina Chyn
    70
    An unconventional fairy-tale. There are no monsters to kill, the Prince character doesn't strike you as too charming, and the heroine is not the fairest maiden in the land.
  12. Reviewed by: Melissa Anderson
    30
    Kampmeier's muddled, miserable first feature about maculate conception will make you look back fondly on 1985, the year Godard's "Hail Mary" and Norman Jewison's "Agnes of God" came out.
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. ChrisC
    Nov 1, 2005
    1
    Entertaining only because of how rediculous the entire film is. Wrought with unintentional humor.