Sheriff Ronald E. Hewett of Brunswick County, NC, puts his faith in the law, the Bible and firepower. Kraus's short, no-frills profile is a model of fly-on-the-wall filmmaking: no narration or music, just Hewett reasonably going about his business. In one sense, it's a blinding glimpse of the obvious: Like almost everyone else, Hewett is more complicated than he first appears. But in these fiercely polarized times, there's no downside to a reminder that not every beefy, God-talking sheriff is a bigoted cracker itching to throw your Yankee ass in Hellhole County Jail.
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