The Big White (2005)



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An Alaskan travel agent finds a frozen body in a dumpster and tries to pass it off as his long-lost brother for a life insurance claim, in the hope of using the money to treat his wife's Tourette's Syndrome.

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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

March of the Penguins was funnier and edgier.

Dec 15, 2005

Snowed under by misjudgment on every level, The Big White is DOA.

Nov 16, 2005
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Never completely finds its balance.

Oct 10, 2005

A lame Fargo wannabe. Despite Robin Williams and a decent supporting cast, this was barely released to theaters, and it's easy to see why.

Jul 13, 2007 | Rating: 3/10

A cross-between "Raising Arizona" and "The Big Lebowski". A good film.

Nov 7, 2006 | Rating: 3/5

It's one of those movies that wants to be hip, but winds up being irritating in a pretentious, poseur sort of way.

Jun 5, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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The Big White can be rightly thought of as a poor man's Fargo, a clever black comedy that doubles as a character study. It doesn't have the same witty dialogue or sense of depth as Fargo, or the laughs of other black comedies like Bad Santa, but The Big White is held up by strong performances by Robin Williams, Giovanni Ribisi, and Woody Harrelson. The cinematography is done very well, giving the film a very authentic, small town feel set against such a barren landscape. The script is also fairly strong, with some genuinely interesting plot twists. Quirky, passably witty, and unique, it's an effective dark comedy with a Cohen brothers-esque feel. 3.5/5 Stars

Jeffrey Meyers
Jeffrey Meyers

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fun for a little bit but the darkness of the story is a little to much and the story is just uninspiring. williams takes another interesting choice that doesn't pay off

Brendan Nicholls
Brendan Nicholls

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Its a weirdly good film with funny and unbelievable bits i think its sort of dark humour but its weird and heart warming as its gives erfect reasons for why robin williams did wat he did with twist unvieling at every moment so worth a watch

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

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lol really funny! his wife is really funny

Morgan Salem
Morgan Salem

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