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Whiteout Whiteout
Movie Rating:
 5/10
DVD Rating:
 3/10
Overall Rating:
 4/10


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Starring:
Kate Beckinsale
Gabriel Macht
Tom Skerritt
Columbus Short
Alex OLoughlin


Special Features:
Additional Scenes

Other Info:
Video: Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC] Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1 French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English
Run Time: 101 min
Rating: R

Synopsis from DVD Cover:
The wind hammers at 100 MPH. The temperature plummets to -120 F. Nature doesn't intend for people at Amundsen-Scott Research Station to survive Antarctica. Neither does a mysterious killer who has committed the first-ever murder on that most remote of continents...and who will certainly kill again.

Quick Review:
If you saw the ads for "Whiteout," it looked like some sort of creepy horror flick with supernatural forces or monsters or something sucking people under a snowy ground and terrorizing a group of folks out in the icy Antarctic tundra. What it really is turns out to be a crime drama/mystery that feels more like a TV movie that only occasionally takes advantage of the claustrophobia and isolation of its inherently suspenseful setting.

After some bad doings with her former partner, US Marshall Carrie Stetko (Kate Beckinsale) has taken up employment out in the sub-freezing chilliness of Antarctica where there's not too much illicit activity going down. Then, just as she's about to head back to the warmth of the US and start her life anew, a dead body is found out in the middle of nowhere, and since it's definitely a victim of foul play, Carrie has to stick around and try and solve the mystery before a ferocious storm hits, isolating her alone with whomever the murderous culprit may be.

"Whiteout" isn't necessarily a bad film, and there are a few things it does well. For one, even though there are blatant liberties taken with what the true effects of Antarctic weather would do to Beckinsale's face and such, the bleak, white, isolated pure cold is automatically a frightening place to be-there's a really good chase near the beginning that actually had me holding my breath in suspense. Also, Beckinsale pulls off the no-nonsense US Marshall thing and never goes for "pretty," while poor Tom Skerritt as her pal Doc is better than the lines and role he's given. Where the film is a letdown, though, is in its mediocrity. The dialogue, the story, even the supposed "twist," are all rote and by the book. It's as if there was a good idea, a great location-and then someone else stepped in and read the idea and the location, but threw something together for a Lifetime movie. Some of the shots are breathtaking, whereas others-unfortunately, one of which is the climactic chase scene-overuse the anonymity of snow and parkas until we can't really tell who's chasing who and I found myself waiting for it to end just to find out who was in what coat. When it's all over, it all feels a like "Point Break" meets "Scooby Doo."

In the Special Features department, DVD watchers get two additional scenes. One is actually kind of funny and shows a lot about Stetko's lame job, but the other sort of lessens the film's isolation and was best left out. That's it, though-two Deleted Scenes. Just not enough to warrant a buy, even if you like the movie.

In Conclusion:
"Whiteout" may have seemed like a horror film, but it's a little more like "C.S.I.: Antarctica," though not as clever or entertaining.


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