White Lightnin' Reviews

September 27, 2017
Merging real-life events and unbridled fiction, writers (and co-producers) Shane Smith and Eddy Moretti have crafted a bold, nightmarish tale of Southern darkness...
February 26, 2010
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.
September 25, 2009
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
From its bleakly comic beginning to its fire-and-brimstone ending, this artful trailer-trash quasi-biopic will set your heart pounding and your feet tapping.
September 25, 2009
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
Former commercials director Dominic Murphy has conjured up a brutally compelling tale distinguished by a manically unhinged performance from British actor Edward Hogg.
September 25, 2009
A psychedelic, sepia-toned horror show, touring the dark corners of his mind and those of the white trash world in which he lives.
September 25, 2009
Not your conventional music biopic. In fact, it's increasingly hard to know what's fact or fiction about White's life as Murphy's film unfolds.
September 25, 2009
A surreal but searing biopic.
September 25, 2009
In White Lightnin', style and content meet, blend and writhe in the memory, a haunting nightmare.
September 25, 2009
There are flashes of brilliance in the direction, but the film's excesses make it difficult to watch at times and the end result is somewhat exhausting.
September 25, 2009
Loosely based on a real person, this unhinged drama gets increasingly lurid and grisly as it progresses. It's riveting, inventive filmmaking, but not remotely easy to watch.
September 25, 2009
An amusingly nutty aberration of the traditional follow-your-dreams story arc.