'Whiteout' Critic Reviews

27%
MovieWeb:   9 reviews
7%
Rotten Tomatoes:   114 reviews
  • Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    50
    Whiteout is a conventionally jam-packed, dutifully ludicrous action thriller.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • A.O. Scott New York Times (Top Critic)
    40
    Has a perfunctory, by-the-numbers approach to its story and its characters.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Jeremy Kay Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    40
    Despite Beckinsale's impeccable features appearing to be rendered in porcelain, her performance is far from lifeless...she does the best with the material. It's just a shame the same can't be said for the film-makers.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Claudia Puig USA Today (Top Critic)
    50
    While the setting can be mesmerizing, little else about this movie is captivating. It's a standard-issue thriller, with a twist you see coming a continent away.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Dan Zak Washington Post (Top Critic)
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Ty Burr Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    38
    A ham-handed murder mystery.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Joe Neumaier New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    40
    Sadly, Whiteout wimps out, starting out like The Thing and winding up like CSI: South Pole, wasting whatever it has going for it.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Amy Biancolli Houston Chronicle (Top Critic)
    25
    The film is all panicky zooms and badly staged action dotted with random forensic gross-outs. And, just for the fun of it, an amputation scene.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Mary F. Pols MSN Movies (Top Critic)
    30
    ...the whole cast delivers numb, almost affect-less performances; the cold must have got to them.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    40
    Even in a whiteout, you can see the plot twists coming.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Cliff Doerksen Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    The film's slick and expensive looking but dumber than a dead penguin.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Tirdad Derakhshani Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    38
    It'll take all day to list all the things that are wrong with Whiteout.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Adam Graham Detroit News (Top Critic)
    34
    The movie then becomes one of those murder mysteries where everyone is a suspect, and the murderer himself is the least likely candidate of all. Dispelling all logic, you should be able to figure out this whodunit in the opening minutes.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Lael Loewenstein Variety (Top Critic)
    Should fade faster than a polar bear in a blizzard.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Kyle Smith New York Post (Top Critic)
    13
    The severely nonthrilling thriller Whiteout moves like winter in Antarctica. Who the flake greenlit this blobby blur?
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel (Top Critic)
    40
    For all its frozen blood, assaults with ice axes and killer weather, Whiteout turns out to be only a pale imitation of the thriller it might have been.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Greg Quill Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    38
    By eliminating so many suspects before the obligatory drawing-room denouement and final deadly confrontation, it's a given that the audience will feel cheated when the real bad guy turns out to be the only possible contender.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Stephanie Zacharek Salon.com (Top Critic)
    What's missing from Whiteout is the pervasive sense of paranoia that you'd expect, or hope for, from a thriller set on the coldest and most isolated land mass on the planet.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Stephen Farber Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    Stupefying journey to the bottom of the earth.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Jake Coyle Associated Press (Top Critic)
    It's Kate Beckinsale on Ice.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Glenn Whipp Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    20
    No event occurs without a character telling us what we're seeing. This unwelcome commentary is so overdone that it becomes, by the end, an invitation for audience participation. All together now: It's a body! Looks like it's been shot in the head!
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Simon Foster Screen-Space
    Gallons of the titular correction fluid may have helped Dominic Sena's abysmal thriller if it had been applied at just about any juncture during the graphic novel-to-feature film script stage.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Keith Uhlich Time Out
    40
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Neil Pond American Profile
    40
    When the snow starts blowing, it's impossible to tell who's who and what's what. Maybe parkas should be color-coded.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Dave White Movies.com
    20
    Full Review » 3 years ago