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White Squall Reviews

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
January 26, 2006
This particular landlubber felt like jelly for the rest of the day, notwithstanding the hokey courtroom showdown that closes the picture.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
January 23, 2006
An old-fashioned, white-knuckle adventure with the excellent Bridges adding another great characterization to his increasingly impressive resume.
| Original Score: 7/10
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 17, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Andrew Griffin
Town Talk (Alexandria, LA)
March 4, 2005
Bridges puts his shoulder to the wheel and impresses audiences.
| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
March 4, 2004
An Excellent Picture. It doesn't get any better
| Original Score: 4/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
February 10, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 5, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
June 19, 2003
Stunning ocean visuals and a gut-wrenching storm sequence. An underrated and very good coming of age story.
| Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 16, 2003
This is a very solid film with strong acting performances to boost it, excellent photography and a good soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 22, 2002
Daring and dramatic film about the passage of a group of young boys who come of age during their adventures at sea.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Typically, Bridges gives a deftly understated performance uncluttered by vanity or shallow pathos. No wonder he's not a star.
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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
The 20 or so minutes we spend with the Albatross in the squall is high adventure, to be sure. Everything else is ballast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
This film offers just about everything, including a twenty-minute white-knuckle sequence and a chance to shed a few tears. In short, it's first-rate entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
I enjoyed the movie for the sheer physical exuberance of its adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kevin McManus
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The heavy-handedness of these final scenes will probably ruin the movie for some people, while others will enjoy its earnestness and energy. Count me among the latter group.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
The visuals throughout the movie are exhilarating, and the squall scene in particular is pulled off spectacularly (if a bit chaotically). The scene is so powerful, it almost washes away the taint of familiarity...almost.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
While the denouement is basically another bummer of a letdown, you'll still be coming off that adrenaline rush from the 'squall' scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Director Ridley Scott, who more than anyone else founded post-1960s visceral filmmaking, is at the top of his form in White Squall.
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