Whiteout [Special Edition] [Blu-ray] [2009]

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  • Release Date: 01/19/2010
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
67% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 9)

Special Features


  • Additional scenes

Synopsis


Whiteout
A U.S. marshall tracking a vicious murderer through the Antarctic must locate the killer before the sun sets for six months, or risk being trapped in the dark with the madman for months on end in director Dominic Sena's adaptation of the graphic novel series by Greg Rucka. U.S. marshall Carrie Stetko (Kate Beckinsale) has been stationed at Antarctica's South Pole research base for two years, and now after turning in her resignation she's looking forward to finally going home. The last plane out leaves in just three days, and just after that Antarctica will not see the sun again for another 24 weeks. Then, just 72 hours before she is set to escape the coming darkness, a body is discovered in the ice -- prompting the first murder investigation ever to take place on the desolate Antarctic Circle continent. Little does Carrie realize that she's suddenly been thrust into a mystery over 60 years in the making, and that the killer is ready to strike again in order to protect a grim secret. Now, as the death toll starts to rise, loyalties shift, and a massive series of whiteouts blow bitter winds across the frozen landscape, the U.S. marshall who wanted nothing more than to escape the cold must work around the clock to catch a killer before the blinding white snow gives way to the deadly darkness of winter. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Kate Beckinsale
    Kate Beckinsale - Carrie Stetko
  • Gabriel Macht
    Gabriel Macht - Robert Pryce
  • Tom Skerritt
    Tom Skerritt - Dr. John Fury
  • Columbus Short
    Columbus Short - Delfy
  • Shawn Doyle
    Shawn Doyle - Sam Murphy



Overall customer rating

3.4
67%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Explain the Plot? Just Because...

    Posted
    JimG944

    2 of 5 stars for the suspense movie Whiteout. This is a very odd movie. After watching the movie and the behind-the-scenes materials I was left with two words: "Just Because". When I was a kid and was asked why something happened, I'd answer "Just Because". The movie opens with a flight over Antarctica by a Russian crew in 1957. They appear to have a special cargo and the flight crashes. At the end, when you learn of the cargo, just say "Just Because". In modern times, we have the arrival of a US Marshal assigned to the US base in Antarctica. Why? "Just Because". The movie morphs into a suspense movie with people who get killed by a masked person with an ice axe. Why? J.B. We learn a bit abot the lady Marshal but none of it appears to help the plot. Why waste our time? J.B. We eventually tie together the Russian cargo with the murders and are left with the feeling "Who Cares". The whole movie is set against the coming winter in Antarctica which often has "Whiteout" conditions. Why set in Antarctica? Just Because. In the behind the scenes, we learn this movie was adapted from a "Graphic Novel" (comic book) which explains why the plot seems weak. Listening to those who made the movie, they wanted to combine their idea of the lady marshal and the conditions in Antarctica. Now you see why I think the whole movie is lashed-together with "Just Because". The bright spot in this movie was Kate Beckinsale and also the location filming in northern Canada. Tough conditions to make a movie. Too bad it didn't have a better payload for the viewer. So, to be clear, a well made movie with good acting and production values. The weakness was te story that hung-together with magic "Just Because" glue. As a suspense thriller, it was fair. Frankly, I would not recommend this movie.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    With low expectations, it is what you would expect

    Posted
    GumbyB4

    First off, it is sad to see how many people who review this on other sites bash Kate Beckinsale for her stripping down in this film. It isn't much more then what you see on every movie these days...stripping to the undergarments then it's done...nothing offensive or too revealing. Besides that, the movie itself had a lot of promise for it being a mystery of the first murder in Antarctica, but it's the same as every other murder mystery. Bad guy has objective, bad guy kills whom ever gets in his way to achieving objective, good guy figures out objective, conditions of surrounding environment make things difficult to resolve conflict. We'll end right there so not to give anything away, but the movie itself...if you can watch it with out expecting much of anything, was entertaining enough to sit through and it moves pretty quickly so that's a plus too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    Posted
    Indiony

    I'd watch Kate Beckinsale in anything but even she can't make this movie anything better than average. t takes slightly longer than three minutes for diminished mental capacity to set in during this Antarctic murder mystery with a fatally low body temperature. Kate Beckinsale is unrepentantly lazy, dialogue is awful and its misdirection is obvious. While the setting can be mesmerizing, little else about this movie is captivating. It's a standard-issue thriller, with a twist you see coming a continent away. Who the flake greenlit this blobby blur?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An exciting horror/action film.

    Posted
    Pyramids
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    I think that "Whiteout" was one of the greatest films of all-time and it was also one of my favorite films of all-time. This film had a lot of action, horror, mystery and suspense that kept this film very entertaining and enjoyable. I also think that "Whiteout" had a really great and amazing cast, plot and storyline as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Kate Beckinsale

    Posted
    AJinFL
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    Another movie with action and suspense, but placed in the unusual location of Antarctica. Kate Beckinsale does an amazing job as a US Marshall attempting to uncover a possible murder in the frozen tundra of the south pole. I bought this Blu-Ray and gave the DVD to a friend who is a Beckinsale fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Aswome thriller

    Posted
    Antman2057

    Great thriller that will keep you guessing.Likeable characters,and a setting in Antartica that is rarely used give you a great sense of being in peril.Awsome blu-ray picture and sound.A fun experance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    the headline is good

    Posted
    boy101

    this movie is very good .it will keep you on your toes . it will keep you thinking. that's what i like about it. very good for surround sound if you have it. if not you shoud get it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    not a good pilot

    Posted
    trance1994
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    This film is not good but OK. The script is terrible. Its a OK cast in the movie. Looks like a TV movie.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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