More in-depth film festival coverage than any other website!
Home Reviews  Articles  Release Dates Coming Soon  DVD  Top 20s Criticwatch  Search
Public Forums  Festival Coverage  Contests About 

Overall Rating

Awesome: 25%
Worth A Look: 25%
Pretty Bad: 5%
Total Crap: 5%

1 review, 14 user ratings

Latest Reviews

Summer House, The by Charles Tatum

Saving Mr. Wu by Jay Seaver

Martian, The by Peter Sobczynski

Green Inferno, The by Rob Gonsalves

Hotel Transylvania 2 by Charles Tatum

Walk, The by Peter Sobczynski

Lost in Hong Kong by Jay Seaver

Amish Grace by Charles Tatum

Sicario by Peter Sobczynski

Intern, The by Peter Sobczynski

subscribe to this feed

White Palace
[] Buy posters from this movie
by Rob Gonsalves

"Worth it for Spader and Sarandon."
3 stars

James Spader is a St. Louis yuppie who falls in love with Susan Sarandon, a 43-year-old waitress in the titular burger joint. They have steamy sex, have many fights about their class differences, and wind up together forever.

White Palace isn't much of a movie, but Spader comes through with another of his intelligent, understated performances, and Sarandon, as always, is superb she invests each line with bottomless sadness and bitterness. See it for them, and also for Eileen Brennan as Sarandon's fortune-teller sister and Kathy Bates in a brief bit as Spader's co-worker.

There is one classic exchange, when Sarandon accompanies Spader to his family's Thanksgiving dinner and encounters a snooty designer who wants to know how she won Spader's heart. 'I dunno,' Sarandon says, 'I guess I just give good blowjobs.' 'I bet you do,' sneers the designer. 'I bet you don't,' says Sarandon.

link directly to this review at
originally posted: 03/13/07 04:31:54
[printer] printer-friendly format  

User Comments

6/08/11 linda "Do you want more?" "Yes" "Say please' "Please". 5 stars
3/24/10 pfehl One of my favorite romance Spader and Sarandon together! 5 stars
2/12/08 Ivana Moretti This film is underrated. Sarandon and Spader are brilliant. 5 stars
3/13/07 dmitry A guilty pleasure...Susan Sarandon can do no wrong 4 stars
9/20/05 M.N. Hall My Favorite Love Story, About Souls. Excellent cast, direction, and production! 5 stars
11/03/04 Lee Graham The chemistry between the 2 leads almost took my breath away 5 stars
7/09/03 natasha_theobald a unique love story grounded in some devastating drama 4 stars
6/22/03 cochese Sarandon sucks. 1 stars
4/19/03 Wendy Frantz Less insufferable than to be expected with Kathy Bates ans Susan Sarandon! 3 stars
12/29/02 Jack Sommersby Predictable, but superbly acted and finely textured. 4 stars
10/01/02 zeldaron Enjoyable film, well acted by the 2 leads. 4 stars
3/02/02 Tiffany Thunderhurst Incredible oddball romance that I never could really pull for. 2 stars
5/03/00 cort major Solid Film all around. 4 stars
Note: Duplicate, 'planted,' or other obviously improper comments
will be deleted at our discretion. So don't bother posting 'em. Thanks!
Your Name:
Your Comments:
Your Location: (state/province/country)
Your Rating:

Discuss this movie in our forum

  19-Oct-1990 (R)
  DVD: 01-Mar-2005



Home Reviews  Articles  Release Dates Coming Soon  DVD  Top 20s Criticwatch  Search
Public Forums  Festival Coverage  Contests About Australia's Largest Movie Review Database.
Privacy Policy | HBS Inc. | |   

All data and site design copyright 1997-2014, HBS Entertainment, Inc.
Search for
reviews features movie title writer/director/cast