“Whiteout” is a crime thriller film based on the graphic novel of the same name by Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber. Set in Antarctica, the story follows U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko (kate beckinsale), who is tasked with investigating the first murder on the continent. As she digs deeper into the case, she discovers a conspiracy and must race against time to solve the crime before the continent plunges into six months of darkness and she becomes the next target.
“Whiteout” received mixed to negative reviews from critics. While the film's visual effects and icy setting were appreciated, many critics felt that the story lacked depth and failed to deliver the tension and thrills expected from a thriller. The film's pacing, plot execution, and character development were cited as weaknesses, despite kate beckinsale's committed performance.
Carrie Stetko, a U.S. Marshal stationed in Antarctica, is preparing to leave the continent after a quiet assignment. However, everything changes when a body is discovered in the icy wilderness, marking the first murder in Antarctica's history. As the only law enforcement officer in the vicinity, Carrie takes on the responsibility of solving the case before the brutal winter storm known as “whiteout” engulfs the continent.
As Carrie delves into the investigation, she uncovers a web of deceit, hidden identities, and dangerous secrets. She forms an uneasy alliance with a United Nations investigator (gabriel macht) to unravel the truth and bring the killer to justice. Time is running out as the days grow shorter and the storm intensifies, forcing Carrie to confront her own past and confront the chilling darkness that threatens her survival.
“Whiteout” did not receive any major awards or nominations.
“Whiteout” garnered moderate popularity upon its release, driven by the anticipation surrounding its thrilling premise and the star power of kate beckinsale. However, the film did not achieve significant success critically or commercially. Despite its shortcomings, it still maintains a small following among fans of the thriller genre and those intrigued by the unique setting of Antarctica.
|Directed by||dominic sena|
by Greg Rucka
& Steve Lieber
|Edited by||Martin Hunter|
|Music by||John Frizzell|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures (International)