Into the White (Film) Review

Into the White

Released: 12th April 2013
Director: Petter Naess
Starring: Florian Lukas, Rupert Grint, David Kross, Stig Henrik Hoff, Lachlan Nieboer
Rating: R
Running Time: 100

At the beginning of World War II a hostile chance encounter in the skies above the harsh Norwegian wilderness leaves two aircraft - one British, one German - shot down in a remote and isolated region. By strange coincidence the crews seek shelter in the same cabin. They must battle to survive the brutal winter in order to get back to the war - and to fighting one another. Although war has made them enemies, as the days go by animosity proves hard to maintain. Mutual need leads to unlikely friendships, and the rules of war must be put aside. (c) Magnolia Pictures

Philip De Semlyen (Empire Magazine) said:
"Ponderous pacing makes this true-life tale a lot less enthralling than it might have been."

Peter Bradshaw (Guardian [UK]) said:
"Although nicely produced, this second world war yarn is bland and predictable."

Tim Robey (Daily Telegraph) said:
"Naess makes heavy weather of a hoary old theme."

David Jenkins (Little White Lies) said:
"Grint is great, though it does peter out a little in the final reel."

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