MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,019 this week

Whiteout (2009)

5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 28,205 users  
Reviews: 134 user | 161 critic

U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko tracks a killer in Antarctica, as the sun is about to set for six months.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 4 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Favorites of FantasticFest 2014

FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. Here's a list of some of our favorite movies at FantasticFest.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

MK1
a list of 29 titles
created 29 Feb 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 25 Jun 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 16 Aug 2012
 
a list of 27 titles
created 14 Nov 2012
 
a list of 41 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Whiteout" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Whiteout (2009)

Whiteout (2009) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Whiteout.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Bo Durant, a volatile, working-class gearhead, sees himself trapped in a world with few possibilities but when he falls off his stepdaughter's bike, suffers a concussion, stops eating, and ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Goodman
Stars: Gabriel Macht, Tony Rocha, Chaney Kley
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In Washington, D.C., a female reporter faces a possible jail sentence for outing a CIA agent and refusing to reveal her source.

Director: Rod Lurie
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Vera Farmiga
Fragments (2008)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A group of strangers form a unique relationship with each other after surviving a random shooting at a Los Angeles diner.

Director: Rowan Woods
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Forest Whitaker, Guy Pearce
Snow Angels I (2007)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A drama that interweaves the life of a teenager, with his old baby sitter, her estranged husband, and their daughter.

Director: David Gordon Green
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, Michael Angarano
Vacancy (2007)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and finds hidden video cameras in their room. They realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film

Director: Nimród Antal
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Luke Wilson, Frank Whaley
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

At first, the strange phone messages promised great wealth. Soon, though, government agents pursue the young engineer receiving them around the world.

Director: Greg Marcks
Stars: Shane West, Edward Burns, Ving Rhames
Contraband (2012)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Giovanni Ribisi, Kate Beckinsale
Night Train I (2009)
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Two Passengers and the conductor discover that a person has passed away on their Night Train cabin. They come across valuable diamonds on his person, that they wish to keep for themselves. ... See full summary »

Director: Brian King
Stars: Danny Glover, Leelee Sobieski, Steve Zahn
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In order to be reinstated to the bar and recover custody of her daughter, a hotshot lawyer, now in recovery and on probation, must take on the appeal of a woman wrongfully convicted of murder.

Director: Karen Moncrieff
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Clancy Brown, James Cromwell
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A widower who realized his only connection to his family was through his wife sets off on an impromptu road trip to reunite with each of his grown children.

Director: Kirk Jones
Stars: Robert De Niro, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An Interpol agent attempts to expose a high-profile financial institution's role in an international arms dealing ring.

Director: Tom Tykwer
Stars: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Andrea Savage
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Judy Greer, Andrea Savage
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Jesse Todd ...
Arthur Holden ...
...
...
Russian Pilot
...
Russian Co-pilot
...
Russian Guard
...
Russian Guard
...
Russian Guard
Edit

Storyline

U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko is three days from the end of her tour at an international research station in Antarctica after which she'll resign. An incident from her past haunts her. The continent's first winter storm is coming when a body, wearing no gear, is discovered in the tundra. She investigates, soon finds more bodies, and must find a motive and a murderer before the storm and her departure. A U.N. agent, Robert Pryce, appears, seemingly out of nowhere, to help. An aging physician about to retire, a nervous mission chief, a downed Soviet plane, and the weather's deadly elements add to the story. Can Carrie trust Pryce and does she still have what it takes? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

See Your Last Breath.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, grisly images, brief strong language and some nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| | |

Language:

|

Release Date:

11 September 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Terror en la Antártida  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£150,995 (UK) (11 September 2009)

Gross:

$10,268,846 (USA) (11 December 2009)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Kate Beckinsale was producer Joel Silver's first choice for the role of Carrie Stetko. See more »

Goofs

In the scenes with the helicopter and the C-130 part of the tail number is visible and starts with the letter C, which denotes an Canadian aircraft; as this was supposedly a US expedition the aircraft tail numbers should start with an N. The Hercules tale number, C-GHPW, is registered to a company in Yellowknife Canada. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Russian Pilot: [about the vista] Amazing, eh?
Russian Co-pilot: How much longer?
Russian Pilot: Six and a half hours.
Russian Co-pilot: Let's do this now.
Russian Pilot: So soon?
Russian Co-pilot: I want to get it over with.
Russian Pilot: Okay. Fine.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros and Dark Castle logos fade into the aurora australis (southern lights) over the Antarctic sky. See more »

Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 12 September 2009 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

The Letter
Written by Wayne Carson Thompson
Performed by The Box Tops
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
By arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Great Friday night flick!
26 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While digesting my Thanksgiving meal, I wanted to watch a good movie in front of the fire on a cold winter night. Whiteout seemed appealing because of the synopsis and the setting. I love the desolate setting of an science facility in the cold lifeless continent of Antartica. There is always something creepy and thrilling about being so far from civilization and life sustaining climate; the movie had a similar creepiness to some other thrillers that take place in deep space. The plot and setting were original, and keep you guessing throughout the movie. The suspense and thrills were more likened to a horror movie or a slasher film, but I say that in a good way. My 17 year old daughter and wife had to turn their eyes away for many scenes in fear and anticipation.

I like to judge movies by what their intent is. I try and compare Old School to Gone with the Wind for example... 2 completely different audiences and intents, but both great movies that deliver what they try to deliver. In my opinion, Whiteout delivered what it tried to deliver, a scary, interesting, beautiful, thrilling escape. Exactly what I wanted to see on a cold Friday night in front of the fire!


20 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Has anybody else confused Tom Skerritt for Kris Kristofferson? Slavic
I've watched thousands of movie over the course of my lifetime xxHammonDEggeRxx
trailer misled me to believe this involved aliens, or the supernatural imfittingin
I gave it a 10! rosethenia
Is Kate Beckinsale's butt worth ten dollars?... probably yes. nacholujan
Carrie Stetko was a stupid character reinhart_menken
Discuss Whiteout (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?