White Squall (1996)

white-squall-movie-poster-1996-1020230652By Scott Goldfine

Based on a true story, director Ridley Scott (“Blade Runner,” “Thelma and Louise”) depicts the 1961 sea journey of a group of teenage boys in this by-the-numbers drama. Jeff Bridges stars as the captain who guides the young crew halfway around the world on a journey that forever changes their lives.

The film has its moments, but ultimately comes off like another “Dead Poet’s Society” clone. Also stars John Savage and Ryan Phillippe. Rated PG-13.

GRADE: C+

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