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White House Down (2013) Movie Information

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3883

Avg. Rating:

2.63/4

# of Ratings:

57

Genres:

Action, Drama

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

06/28/2013

DVD Release:

11/05/2013

Director:

Roland Emmerich

Actors:

Channing Tatum
Jamie Foxx
Maggie Gyllenhaal
James Woods
Jason Clarke
Joey King

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

A tour of the white house turns into a life and death situation for one police officer who must not only protect his daughter, but the president himself, when a paramilitary group makes their strike. -- Chris Kavan

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Nolane 03/18/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2/4 

The plot is so absurd, even for an action movie, that even a few well executed action scenes can't save the day. Jamie Foxx makes for a very lame President and Channing Tatum is a boring hero. Stick with the far superior "Olympus Has Fallen" which is grittier, more violent, has better action sequences and has Gerard Butler as the hero who would wipe the floor with Channing Tatum.

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Matthew Brady 02/05/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

A tour of the white house turns into a life and death situation for one police officer who must not only protect his daughter, but the president himself, when a paramilitary group makes their strike.This movie is a big copy-cat from Olympus has fallen.I mean the directing is not really good and the CGI looks unfinished.

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  Daniel Corleone
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08/12/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

White House Down review

John Cale (Channing Tatum) protects U.S. President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx) after the White House was attacked. From the first 30 minutes of the film one has to just go with the ludicrous flow. Everything felt silly and Hollywood because of the tandem of John and the so called President. Much like Olympus Has Fallen, it felt like a Die Hard copycat mixed with Air Force One premises. The action sequences were a pretty sight but the awful screenplay/dialogue was just too obvious. The facts about the White House were mildly entertaining and seeing Jamie Foxx as the President is worth viewing. The character background for the antagonist were rushed and the coincidences were so unlikely to happen. Worth viewing if your a popcorn action flick type of person.

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2/4 

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  Looneymanthegreat
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06/30/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Stupid, but fun

Words cannot describe how stupid Roland Emerich is; they also cannot describe how brilliant he is. All of his movies are silly, brainless and overly sentimental, often to hilarious lengths; but the kinetic energy of his action sequences, the flow of the plot over all and the performances he gets from his actors make every movie he directs an entertaining rush of fun energy. I cannot, with clean conscious, recommend any of Emerich's movies to anyone, yet I own almost all of them on DVD and have seen 2012 more times then Citizen Kane. Roland Emerich is like KFCís Double Down sandwich, itís disgusting and absolutely delicious at the same time.

White House Down, Emerichís latest, is the second White House invasion movie to come out this year, the other one was Olympus has Fallen which c...

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  Chris Kavan
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06/28/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

The POTUS and Tatum Action Hour

Roland Emmerich is known for huge disaster films: 2012, The Day After Tomorrow and Independence Day - films so over-the-top you could describe them as action overkill. While White House Down certainly has its completely absurdly crazy moments it's a bit more grounded than watching entire cities being destroyed Also, it helps when you have Jamie Foxx, Channing Tatum and James Woods running the show.

Action movies cannot survive on action alone - many have tried and many have failed. Where White House Down really shines is that it brings comedy and drama to the table in measured amounts - and balances things out quite well. When we open, we find that President Sawyer (Foxx) has just put forth a controversial peace plan that would bring all troops home - and it has gotten the defense cont...

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3/4 

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  Chris Kavan
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I'm surprised this didn't do better when it opened, but as a summer movie, I couldn't think of a more perfect example of over-the-top-fun - and let's face it, blowing up the White House just never gets old.
07/06/2013
3:01 pm CT

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  Daniel Corleone
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Can't wait to see this based on your observation.  It's funny how many times the White House has been used on film these days (ex. G.I. Joe and Olympus Has Fallen). :-s
07/06/2013
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  Chris Kavan
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Action movies have been mostly a miss this year - but White House Down delivers in all the right ways: not just action but comedy and even heart. Considering the miserable early returns (not even Die Hard could make much of a splash), hopefully things will get set right. Roland Emmerich is usually completely over-the-top - and even though certain things push the believability envelope - overall, I was happy with the result.
06/27/2013
6:35 pm CT

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