Red-hot stars ignite the white-hot thriller “White Sands”, a volatile mix of action and suspense directed by Roger Donaldson (Species) and filmed in and around New Mexico's glistening White Sands National Park.
Willem Dafoe plays Sheriff Ray Dolezal, a small-time lawman in big-time trouble. To untangle a mystery, he assumes the identity of a murdered FBI agent and goes undercover inside a global crime ring. This precautious new life steers him toward a sinister weapons runner (Mickey Rourke), an FBI sting operative (Samuel L. Jackson) and a mysterious woman of means (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio). The swirling twists of White Sands make for “grade-A escapist entertainment” (Jeff Craig, Sixty Second Preview).
This is not a good film by any stretch of the imagination. There is so much in this film that just doesn't make any sense at all. Ninja-lesbians, relationships that seem to spring into life for no apparent reason and go nowhere at all, and character motivations that make no sense - what on earth is this film actually about, and who thought this script was filmable? Absolutely appalling.