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  • Summary: A destitute Alaskan travel agent with a deranged wife finds the answer to his financial problems in the form of a get rich quick insurance scam involving a frozen body in the dumpster behind his office. Just a few things stand in his way -- a determined insurance investigator, an irate sibling and two would be gangsters. (Ascendant Pictures) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    40
    Snowed under by misjudgment on every level, The Big White is DOA. Despite a cast that generally reads like an indie production's wish list, pic's tendency to liberally borrow from the Coen Brothers playbook of comic mayhem is exceeded only by its lack of sense of what's actually funny.
  2. Reviewed by: Chris Hewitt
    40
    Utterly implausible and clunkily directed. Rent "Fargo" instead.
  3. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    40
    Ice-bound black comedy boasts strong cast for an indie but can't quite decide what it wants to be.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    30
    The clammy eccentricity on display -- is like a wet blanket, while Colin Friesen's lazy screenplay has all the wit of a slushball. "March of the Penguins" was funnier and edgier.
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