White House Down

White House Down

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White House Down

Channing Tatum is a wannabe Secret Service agent tasked with saving Commander-in-Chief Jamie Foxx after a paramilitary takeover of the White House in this presidential action thriller from Roland Emmerich (Independence Day).

Policeman John Cale (Tatum) is on a tour of the White House with his daughter Emily, trying to impress her with a Secret Service job interview, when an attack on the building commences. Separated from his girl, Cale takes up arms against the mercenary forces and runs into the President of the United States (Foxx) - who proves a pretty good partner in taking out the bad guys.

2013Rating: M, Violence and offensive language131 minsUSA
ActionDramaThriller
Director:
Roland Emmerich ('2012', 'Anonymous', 'The Day After Tomorrow', 'Independence Day')
Writer:
James Vanderbilt
Cast:
Channing TatumJamie FoxxMaggie GyllenhaalJames WoodsRichard Jenkins
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Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

With its Die Hard-in-the-White-House premise already taken out in a pre-emptive strike by Olympus Has Fallen earlier this year, White House Down suddenly had to do more than just rely on its high concept. That’s something it almost sorta does, thanks in part to director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day) - who’s never met an outlandish blockbuster idea he and a billion people didn’t like - but mostly due to a cast that does much of the heavy lifting.

3.0
0

2nd White House hostage movie in 3 months ;-(

I enjoyed this more than Olympus has Fallen. This film is on a bigger scale with more outdoor action and its silly fun.

3.0
0

Action Packed

If you want an action packed movie then this is one to see. Lots of killings and explosions, and I have to say, not sure if it was intentional but I found it very funny. The US "president" the Secret Service, and other government heads all looked like a bunch of idiots. Someone once said to me the reason there are so many secret service men looking after...

3.0
0

Olympus House

If you haver seen Olympus Has fallen you have prety much seen Whitehouse down (WHD). The premis of the movies is pretty much the same. As an action moive it was OK but it was unfortunate that the production of the movie coincided and competed with the production of WHD which was under production at the same time. Not a bad action movie but lost points...

2.0
0

Better than you will expect

If you have seen the trailer and expect this to be just another "American Movie" then yes - it sort of is, but its better than average, with plenty of drama, suspense and action ! The acting is believeable throughout and although predictable, the film has its moments and share of special effects. Worth going to see and i'd give it 3.5 to 4

3.0
0

Action Driven Movie

Very action packed movie and very intense and I was a big fan of Godzilla & The Day After Tomorrow Roland Emmerich other films. I do understand why this movie bombed at the box office because it's seems to remind people about Independence Day but it was still a good film and I liked the chemistry between Channing Tatum & Jamie Foxx the were so funny. 3...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Itself owing much to such lone-man-of-action hallmarks as “Die Hard” and “Speed,” this welcome throwback to an earlier, more generously entertaining era of summer blockbusters delivers a wide array of close-quarters combat and large-scale destruction.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Makes for an entertaining watch before succumbing to the same bombastic overkill.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Cheap, shoddy, dull, instantly forgettable—this is the America, and American cinema, we know all too well.

1.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

As demented and entertaining as promised, and a little less idiotic than feared.

0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Never more than a sliver away from gleeful self-parody. It’s pure patriotic kitsch, the cinematic equivalent of a black-velvet painting of a bald eagle clutching an American flag in its talons as it soars majestically over Mount Rushmore.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An action thriller that doesn’t know when to quit. For the most part, though, it remains preposterously entertaining.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Lincoln meets Sudden Death: a corny but raucous throwback to when Planet Hollywood was hip. Gary Busey popping out of a rose bush wouldn’t feel out of place.

3.0
0
Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

With its Die Hard-in-the-White-House premise already taken out in a pre-emptive strike by Olympus Has Fallen earlier this year, White House Down suddenly had to do more than just rely on its high concept. That’s something it almost sorta does, thanks in part to director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day) - who’s never met an outlandish blockbuster idea he and a billion people didn’t like - but mostly due to a cast that does much of the heavy lifting.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Itself owing much to such lone-man-of-action hallmarks as “Die Hard” and “Speed,” this welcome throwback to an earlier, more generously entertaining era of summer blockbusters delivers a wide array of close-quarters combat and large-scale destruction.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Makes for an entertaining watch before succumbing to the same bombastic overkill.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Cheap, shoddy, dull, instantly forgettable—this is the America, and American cinema, we know all too well.

1.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

As demented and entertaining as promised, and a little less idiotic than feared.

0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Never more than a sliver away from gleeful self-parody. It’s pure patriotic kitsch, the cinematic equivalent of a black-velvet painting of a bald eagle clutching an American flag in its talons as it soars majestically over Mount Rushmore.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An action thriller that doesn’t know when to quit. For the most part, though, it remains preposterously entertaining.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Lincoln meets Sudden Death: a corny but raucous throwback to when Planet Hollywood was hip. Gary Busey popping out of a rose bush wouldn’t feel out of place.

3.0
0

2nd White House hostage movie in 3 months ;-(

I enjoyed this more than Olympus has Fallen. This film is on a bigger scale with more outdoor action and its silly fun.

3.0
0

Action Packed

If you want an action packed movie then this is one to see. Lots of killings and explosions, and I have to say, not sure if it was intentional but I found it very funny. The US "president" the Secret Service, and other government heads all looked like a bunch of idiots. Someone once said to me the reason there are so many secret service men looking after...

3.0
0

Olympus House

If you haver seen Olympus Has fallen you have prety much seen Whitehouse down (WHD). The premis of the movies is pretty much the same. As an action moive it was OK but it was unfortunate that the production of the movie coincided and competed with the production of WHD which was under production at the same time. Not a bad action movie but lost points...

2.0
0

Better than you will expect

If you have seen the trailer and expect this to be just another "American Movie" then yes - it sort of is, but its better than average, with plenty of drama, suspense and action ! The acting is believeable throughout and although predictable, the film has its moments and share of special effects. Worth going to see and i'd give it 3.5 to 4

3.0
0

Action Driven Movie

Very action packed movie and very intense and I was a big fan of Godzilla & The Day After Tomorrow Roland Emmerich other films. I do understand why this movie bombed at the box office because it's seems to remind people about Independence Day but it was still a good film and I liked the chemistry between Channing Tatum & Jamie Foxx the were so funny. 3...

3.0
0