Video Review

White Mile (1994)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
B

Details Movie Rated: R; With: Alan Alda and Peter Gallagher

You think your boss is tough? Meet Dan Cutler, played by Alda in a manner quite unlike his characteristically sweet, sensitive on-screen self. As a maniacal ad exec, he's the corporate world's answer to a drill sergeant, goading his colleagues and clients into a male-bonding rafting trip that turns turbulent, then tragic. How could it not, when he leads his posse of out-of-shape, middle-aged men down icy, expert-level rapids with neither training nor wet suits? After five of them end up in body bags, White Mile shifts course from action-adventure to courtroom drama to melodrama, pitting one man (Gallagher) against a corporation. It tries to cover a bit too much territory, but does so with swift, strong strokes. B

Originally posted Nov 25, 1994 Published in issue #250 Nov 25, 1994 Order article reprints