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White Air is a good little movie, well cast (that guy Riley Smith looks like an up-n-comer), some killer action sequences (felt like I was right there in the slush), and most importantly it's heart is in the right place. It doesn't have any of the cynicism that usually plagues the action sports genre, it's a good hearted pic and it's not afraid to wear that heart on it's sleeve. I think the director got a lot of bang out of what was obviously some limited bucks, I'd be interested to see what he could do working with a little more coin. Overall a fun ride that beats the hell out of most direct to video efforts, one that I would've been happy shelling out a few bucks for in the theater. Like I said, White Air is worthy. Check it out.
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