Whiteout (2009) How cold is it in Antarctica? Cold enough for hands to freeze — but lips to remain kissing soft. Or at least that's the bad… 2009-09-11 R Action/Adventure Kate Beckinsale Gabriel Macht Tom Skerritt Warner Bros.
Movie Review

Whiteout (2009)

MPAA Rating: R
SNOW ESCAPE Kate Beckinsale investigates an Antarctican murder in Whiteout
SNOW ESCAPE Kate Beckinsale investigates an Antarctican murder in Whiteout
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Sep 11, 2009; Rated: R; Genre: Action/Adventure; With: Kate Beckinsale; Distributor: Warner Bros.

How cold is it in Antarctica? Cold enough for hands to freeze — but lips to remain kissing soft. Or at least that's the bad news/good news for Kate Beckinsale as a comely U.S. marshal at an ice-encrusted American research station, investigating a homicide when not battling flashbacks of Something Bad that once happened to her in Miami. Whiteout is a conventionally jam-packed, dutifully ludicrous action thriller, based on a graphic novel, which features the lithe marshal in a steamy shower and a chase scene in zero-degree visibility (the bad guy wields a scary pickax). As a bonus, a team of screenwriters devised a prologue involving those sturdiest of menaces — 1950s-style Russians swigging vodka. Ah, but are they merely red herrings? C+

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Originally posted Sep 10, 2009