Whiteout (2009)



Critic Consensus: Kate Beckinsale is as lovely as ever, and does her best with the material, but moribund pacing and an uninspired plot leave Whiteout in the cold.

Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: R (for violence, grisly images, brief strong language and some nudity)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber, Chad Hayes, Carey W. Hayes, Carey Hayes
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 19, 2010
Box Office: $10.2M
Warner Bros. Pictures


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Critic Reviews for Whiteout

All Critics (113) | Top Critics (26)

It's Kate Beckinsale on Ice.

Full Review… | September 21, 2009
Associated Press
Top Critic

The film's slick and expensive looking but dumber than a dead penguin.

Full Review… | September 21, 2009
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Gallons of the titular correction fluid may have helped Dominic Sena's abysmal thriller if it had been applied at just about any juncture during the graphic novel-to-feature film script stage.

Full Review… | September 6, 2012

When the snow starts blowing, it's impossible to tell who's who and what's what. Maybe parkas should be color-coded.

Full Review… | September 29, 2011
American Profile

Whiteout isn't particularly bad but it does follow the thriller playbook step-by-step with only a little tweaking. A lack of originality isn't the end of the world but it could have been so much better.

Full Review… | March 10, 2011

Dominic Sena, whose credits include 1993's 'Kalifornia' (good) and 1996's 'Swordfish' (not so good), can't seem to find anything new under the perpetually obscured sun.

Full Review… | May 11, 2010
San Francisco Examiner

Audience Reviews for Whiteout


I love Kate Beckinsale in almost anything. . this though well .. left me wanting. Not the best murder mystery out there and it showed. The cast was decent but seemed to lack any kid of ummph. I think the source material and or the script just didnt give them much to work with and the end result was kinda plain. Apparently this was a graphic novel which I have not read.

The movies visuals though were pretty stunning. . 3d CG and all. Just looked like a very harsh place to be.

John Manard

Super Reviewer

An ok horror thriller with some cool Arctic shots but nothing new and very predictable.

Sophie Burgess

Super Reviewer


Been waiting to see this for awhile now and thinking the story and idea sounded great.Well what can i say it really never got going and the lack of a really good mystery so lets it down.Even the performances are abit wooded.
You so expect more from starss like beckinsale and sterritt who are both favs of mine.And to top off the whole movie is the so bad twist at the end and climax just seem limp.
A Very Disappointed Movie maybe not one to avoided but maybe one to have a few beers before viewing.

Brian De Guelle

Super Reviewer

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