White Nights details
|Starring:||Gregory Hines, Isabella Rossellini, Jerzy Skolimowski, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Helen Mirren, Geraldine Page|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||2 hours 11 minutes|
|Rental release:||10 Jul 2006|
Most helpful review
More dance scenesBy a customer from Nottingham, England , 10 Jan 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]The story is very 80`s. A bit of cold war and America`s the best....boring. But it gives a tense background to it. I am not much into ballett or dancing, but the scenes are wonderful and I wished more of it at the end. Good movie.
boring and painful to watchBy denis007 (167 reviews) , 10 Mar 2013I did not enjoy this movie at all. There was not much suspens at all. A flat storyline. Most of all, I deeply regret the lack of dancing. I would have expected to see more of it throughout the movie due to the two main characters. The Title, itself, is not well-chosen. It does not represent the main storyline. Yes, it happens during the white nights season but it does not seem to me that this was the main point the director wanted to make. Was the director focusing on the white nights, the dancers, the escape plan??? Lots of confusion because of a title. Why have a story to talk about white nights. Everybody knows what it represents and it is not necessary to discuss the future of two dancers prisoner in Siberia. And if it was the purpose, then there was really no point in making this movie. A documentary would be more than sufficient to discuss such an incredible phenomenon. To summarize, it was a total waste of time. To be highly NOT recommanded!
Unique Opportunity to see World's Best DancersBy Chrisaljack (419 reviews) from Hellingly , 17 Nov 2012A lot has happened in Russia since 1985 when this film was made and for anyone younger than 40 the background story will need some explanation: thankfully an excellent 20 min documentary accompanies this film on the dvd. Make a point of watching the 'Making of...' documentary before watching the feature. Regardless of the story, White Nights gives you the unique opportunity of seeing a few minutes of two of the world's best dancers - and Helen Mirren when she was at her most stunningly beautuful! In my eyes there has never been a better classical dancer than Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Boring boringBy a customer , 02 Jan 2012I watched this film on a recommendation. It starts with a mini ballet,the young man and death, which was very well danced and acted but it was a bit gruesome. The next bit in the plane didn't really catch my attention and then after it crashed it got worse. I fast forwarded it part way through and it was still just as boring so turned it off and sent it back!
Dance during the cold war.By a customer , 05 Oct 2011An interesting portrayal of the affects of the Cold War on Russian and American dancers, and an exciting plot. The dancing was inspiring and exciting.
All White on the NightBy a customer , 26 Sep 2011Interesting concept if somewhat preposterous storyline. Leads perform well and the film is worth a look.
Gregory Hines is a useful performer.