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Plot: In 1960, a hardy group of prep school students boards an old-fashioned sailing ship. With Capt. Christopher Sheldon at the helm, the oceangoing voyage is intended to teach the boys fortitude and discipline. But the youthful crew are about to get some unexpected instruction in survival when they get caught in the clutches of a white squall storm.
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Dramatic come of age story by Ridley Scott
A group of boys joins a sailing vessel to finish their last year of High school on board of the Albatross. They have to learn to work together and act as a team, which at first, is not as easy as it may seem. As time goes by they really become one group and get very close.
This plot may not be to original, and could be stereotyped as cliche. However, as the story unfolds, it still stays fun too watch and jeff bridges as the bold sailor, hard but fair, trying to make men out of different kind of boys, each one coping with his own problems, keeps you interested.
Though (for some people too) dramatic, me and my girlfriend really enjoyed this movie. I can imagine some people having difficulties with the dosis of emotion in this pic. It didn’t bother me, i like it when it’s well proportioned and not too cliche, except for maybe the final scene, in my eyes White Squall lives up to this.
I think this is an enjoyable movie, when you’re just lying back on the couch relaxing and let it flow over you. No difficult story, but it has great shots and pretty good acting and most of the characters are reasonably developed.
7,5 (for making us cry)
Mediochre unless watched while half asleep
I watched this film at 12:00am last night (tuesday 15th Nov) as it was the best of a bad lot. With nothing else on the box I thought I’d give it a go. And how glad am I that I did? Slightly glad. But not desperately.
To be honest I thought that it was a reasonable film; adventures on the high seas have to do something to become different from the rest. The use of a freak weather event may seem like an oceanic take on day after tomorrow, as I thought it would be reading a summary ahead of watching, but actually the weather took up a very short amount of time. A lot of this film was devoted to the rite of passage that the boys/ young men go through before they reach the “white squall” itself, and this allows for the typical moving goodbyes to trapped loved one as the ship sinks.
This is just one of the reasons that I didn’t give this a higher rating. The corny moments did make me squirm, and the moment when Frank (one of the young men) rings the ships bell in court sent the “corn-o-meter” off the chart and caused, to be honest, a feeling of an anticlimax. There was of course the sterling speech from our hero narrator, which we come to expect when a friend/mentor/good guy is up against a court, but the inclusion of the bell ringing did perhaps sway me towards an even lower rating before I reminded myself of the good moments of the film.
There are some very believable performances all round, and I did especially like the old grizzly English teacher, with his insatiable love for his subject. Jeff Bridges does give a good performance and the young narrator, Scott Wolf (did anyone else think he looked a little bit like a very young Tom Cruise) did a good job as well.
All in all, it’s a good film to be watching at 12 o’clock at night, but it does sink into mediocrity as soon as dawn breaks and you can find something worth watching. Not a must see, but not awful by any accounts.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 9 min (129 min)
Genre Adventure, Drama
Director Ridley Scott
Writer Charles Gieg Jr. (book), Felix Sutton (book), Todd Robinson
Actors Jeff Bridges, Caroline Goodall, John Savage, Scott Wolf
Country USA, UK
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35-III, Panavision Primo and E-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Gold II, Panavision Primo and E-Series Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 3,532 m (Sweden), 3,608 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 100T 5248, EXR 500T 5298)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman)