Whitewash (2014)



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In the harsh, wintry woods of rural Quebec, Bruce (Academy Award (R)-nominee Thomas Haden Church), a down-on-his-luck snowplow operator, accidentally kills a man during a drunken night joyride. Stricken with panic, he hides the body and takes to the deep wilderness in hopes of outrunning both the authorities and his own conscience. But as both begin to close in, Bruce falls apart mentally and morally and mysteries unravel to reveal who he was before the accident, the truth behind his victim, and the circumstances that brought them together in a single moment. A darkly comic noir in the vein of the Coen Brothers, Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais's WHITEWASH is a gripping exploration of a well-meaning Everyman at the end of his rope.(c) Oscope
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Thomas Haden Church
as Bruce Landry
Marc Labrèche
as Paul Blackburn
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Largely because of a pitch-perfect final line and a Haden Church performance that brings a dose of needed compassion, Whitewash manages to keep its footing.

Full Review… | May 1, 2014
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The viewer is left in a snowblind limbo that makes it awfully difficult to stay engaged.

Full Review… | May 1, 2014
AV Club
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An airtight demonstration of the maxim that no good deed ever goes unpunished.

Full Review… | April 2, 2014
Time Out
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Thomas Haden Church bridges the credibility gap in snowed-in fugitive tale.

Full Review… | April 2, 2014
Hollywood Reporter
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Whitewash is a small but sparkling gem on ice.

Full Review… | January 23, 2014
Globe and Mail
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Despite Church's solid performance, Whitewash feels so leaden in its gravity, it borders on dull.

Full Review… | January 23, 2014
Toronto Star
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Whitewash is an underrated little film. It's well-paced and has a great plot, albeit there are some glaring problems. Thomas Haden Church is fantastic in the main role. There are a few subtle laughs, but the majority of the movie is low-key and is about Church's character coming to terms with an accidental murder he committed. I enjoyed it quite a lot, despite the questionable ending.

Wade Williams
Wade Williams

A lone survivor story reinvented into a dark and witty tale. Think "Fargo" combined with "All Is Lost" It's brilliant.

Cody  Howell
Cody Howell

It's nowhere near as blackly funny as it wants to be, but Thomas Haden Church is strangely compelling as a man befuddled by the vagaries of fate.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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