Box art for White Water Summer

White Water Summer

  • Rated PG

action & adventure, drama

A group of city boys go on a camping trip with a counselor whose enthusiasm borders on the psychotic.

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Top Critic Reviews


- Brian Webster, Apollo Guide, Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: Bacon is the perfect nasty...thrills aplenty

- Clint Morris, Moviehole, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

Filmed in 1985, and dumped into a handful of theaters 2 years later, grossing less that one million dollars at the box office, this is probably the least known Kevin Bacon movie ever. Bacon plays a driven outdoorsman who takes groups of young men up into the mountains to learn how to survive. He also happens to be a boderline sociopath. When one kid, played by Sean Astin, continually challenges Bacon's leadership, things take a dangerous, even violent turn. A strong support cast of young actors makes for believable characters that involve you in the story. There's also tremendous cinematography of the wilderness and mountainsides. A lively, if very dated, 80's soundtrack keeps things moving, and keep the goings on from becoming TOO heavy handed. Bacon gives a strong performance, but it's also the weak link in the chain, because we never really know if his character is trying to teach the boys to survive on their own wits...or flat out insane. But for anyone who is a fan of the outdoors, the visuals are more than enough to sustain you for the ride.

- moviefan1725, Wednesday, June 16, 2010

4 stars

A great film, especially with Bacon playing a bad person. Hehehe

- iLeo, Saturday, December 8, 2007

2 stars

It's hard to pinpoint any one thing that made this film not work completely. Probably a combination of a lot of smaller things. The acting is fine, the score was good. There are some things that don't fully make sense though. I didn't lose interest at all, but I never found the film as enthralling as it was intended to be.

- jam233, Sunday, November 1, 2009