You might also like

Where to watch

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

White Lightnin' Photos

Movie Info

Dancer Jesco White (Edward Hogg) struggles with poverty, drug abuse and other ills as he strives to follow in his famous father's footsteps.

Cast & Crew

Edward Hogg
Jesco White
Muse Watson
D. Ray White
Owen Campbell
Young Jesco
Shane Smith
Writer
Tim Maurice-Jones
Cinematographer
Sam Sneade
Film Editor
Vicky Wildman
Casting
Show all Cast & Crew

Critic Reviews for White Lightnin'

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (3)

  • There's a crazy-dirty energy to White Lightnin' that's rarely seen in films, a raw beauty and awfulness that's both scary and exciting.

    February 26, 2010 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • Dominic Murphy's pseudo-biopic is as visually assured as it is audacious, but behind the slickly edited imagery, the debutant's storytelling is exposed by shallow characterisation.

    September 25, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • This debut British feature weaves sundry biographical details into an awkward cross-hatch of oblique celluloid portrait and backwoods horror thriller.

    September 25, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • If you thought Deliverance was too subtle, too refined, too delicate, and that the hillbillies in it were far too much like characters from Jane Austen, then this is for you.

    September 25, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Seething with blighted fervour and over-ripe with religious wrath, the wild, elemental imagery generates something truly disturbing. With its strange religious overtones and inevitably fitful conclusion, White Lightnin' is elusive and bleak.

    September 25, 2009 | Rating: 4/5
  • In White Lightnin', style and content meet, blend and writhe in the memory, a haunting nightmare.

    September 25, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for White Lightnin'

  • Jan 12, 2012
    If you watch the Whites of W. Virginia, this dramatic take on the Jesco begs the question if the truth is something crazy in between.
    wicked A Super Reviewer
  • Jan 18, 2011
    By far the best crazy,tap dancing,hillbilly drug movie of all time. Crazy independent movie that my brother told me to watch. Not for everyone,but I liked it.
    Everett J Super Reviewer
  • Jan 10, 2011
    Very strange, completely psychotic man. Very strange, completely psychotic movie.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer

White Lightnin' Quotes

Movie & TV guides