White House Down
Capitol police officer John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx) as a member of the Secret Service. Not wanting to disappoint his young daughter with the bad news, Cale takes her on a tour of the White House. While he and his daughter are there, a heavily armed paramilitary group attacks and seizes control. As the nation's government dissolves in chaos, only Cale can save his daughter, the president and the country.
Release Date: June 28, 2013
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Rated PG-13 Intense Gunfire and Explosions|A Brief Sexual Image|Seq of Intense Action Violence|Some Language
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If you like the Die Hard recipe where everything that possibly can go wrong does go wrong and it's up to one man to save everyone, then this is your flick! If not, then don't waste your time. It is absurd thinking about whether things could ever happen the way they do in this film, because there is a serious lack of realism presented here. Though there are several plot holes and acting is average at best, there are some great one liners and plenty of action. It was certainly worth a $1 redbox rental to me. It won't play with heart strings or even deliver much meaning to your life, but it will entertain you if you like action flicks.
Parent's note: there is a lot of violence! Several people get shot on screen, necks are broken, and many people are threatened at gun point. There is one very noticeable use of the 'F Bomb' as well. Safe in my opinion for 14+.November 7th, 2013 · Details1 Thank ·
This movie was surprisingly entertaining. My guts kept telling me that this movie was not going to be that great, but in reality I really enjoyed watching it. It definitely is a little too long for an action movie, but overall I think it's a good movie to put on your friday night movie list.January 21st, 2014 · Details
his is an entertaining popcorn muncher that is a cross between Air Force One and Die Hard. The first thirty minutes or so sail by in fairly tame fashion, but after that the action ratchets up and doesnâ€šÃ„Ã´t stop. Yes, you will need to put up with some cheese and corn and over the top illogical ridiculousness
There are plenty of swear words to mute here, including around 25 S words, an F word, and about 25 religious exclamations. So, yes, ClearPlay comes in handy, but the critical dialogue is still easy to follow. There are a lot of bullets flying and some fist fights. Most of it is bloodless, but there are some skips here and there when it gets brutal... <a href="https://www.clearplay.com/MovieDash.aspx?id=4551" class="external" target="blank">See Full Review</a>November 10th, 2013 · Details
You'll feel like you've "Gotta Go, Gotta Go, Gotta Go" anywhere else rather than in this cheesy absurdly implausible, painfully tedious two and half hour, over stuffed stinker... <a href="http://www.michaelmedved.com/movie-review/white-house-down/" class="external" target="blank">See Full Review</a>August 6th, 2013 · Details
White House Down was a movie of a semi-realistic reality. To make it more realistic the president would have had to die (you can't be fired at so much and still live).
In the end everything worked out. The movie didn't have any slow points to bore you.July 12th, 2013 · Details
This movie was OK. It has it's moments of funny, it's clean, but... I hate when the main character runs across a room, gets shot at 100 times, and someone doesn't get hit. It's pretty predictable what happens.
Red Box worthy.July 9th, 2013 · Details
The White House is under attackâ€šÃ„Â¶.again. If you saw â€šÃ„ÃºOlympus Has Fallenâ€šÃ„Ã¹ a few months ago, then youâ€šÃ„Ã´ve â€šÃ„Ãºbeen there, done thatâ€šÃ„Ã¹ minus the wonder that is Morgan Freeman. (My kids swear heâ€šÃ„Ã´s in every movie theyâ€šÃ„Ã´ve ever seen.)
Isnâ€šÃ„Ã´t it weird when similar movies are released around the same time? Remember last summerâ€šÃ„Ã´s â€šÃ„ÃºSnow White and the Huntsmanâ€šÃ„Ã¹ and â€šÃ„ÃºMirror, Mirrorâ€šÃ„Ã¹? Granted, they were completely different movies, but I guess itâ€šÃ„Ã´s a matter of studios spying on each other for movie themes and wanting to â€šÃ„Ãºone-upâ€šÃ„Ã¹ each other. Like â€šÃ„ÃºOlympus Has Fallenâ€šÃ„Ã¹, â€šÃ„ÃºWhite House Downâ€šÃ„Ã¹ has received mixed reviews.
Including a funny reference to the blockbuster â€šÃ„ÃºIndependence Dayâ€šÃ„Ã¹ this action thriller was directed by Roland Emmerich who also directed â€šÃ„ÃºIndependence Dayâ€šÃ„Ã¹, â€šÃ„Ãº2012â€šÃ„Ã¹ and â€šÃ„ÃºThe Day After Tomorrow.â€šÃ„Ã¹ He obviously loves disasters and making messes, although this is the first time that the chaos is confined to one specific location. Written by James Vanderbilt, who also wrote â€šÃ„ÃºThe Amazing Spider-Manâ€šÃ„Ã¹, this Sony release doesnâ€šÃ„Ã´t hit as hard or as funny as you might like, but is still enjoyable for those who love explosions and lots and lots of gun fire. Lots.
Of course, if all you care about is watching sexy actor-turned-action hero, Channing Tatum, then youâ€šÃ„Ã´re good to go. Tatum plays John Cale, an ex-soldier underdog who visits the White House in hopes of securing a job with the Secret Service. Jamie Foxx plays President Sawyer, an Obama-esque leader who drops the only F-bomb in the flick. Touting a left-wing agenda of anti-military, President Sawyer is ironically saved by the troops.
I noticed that the summer popcorn movie scored fairly average on Rotten Tomatoes with many viewers citing the â€šÃ„Ãºcheese factorâ€šÃ„Ã¹, as well as comparisons to the one-man-against-all-the-bad guys style of all the â€šÃ„ÃºDie Hardâ€šÃ„Ã¹ films. Tatum even wears the classic dirty â€šÃ„Ãºwife-beaterâ€šÃ„Ã¹ t-shirt styled by Bruce Willis in the franchise films. The â€šÃ„ÃºDie Hardâ€šÃ„Ã¹ formula has been a hit with many movie-goers for years, and this one will be too. Unfortunately, it has some clichâˆšÂ©s that make it a bit tired, such as the disgruntled teen who calls her father by his first name until she sees what a true hero he really is, bad guys who have superior fire power, yet canâ€šÃ„Ã´t seem to ever hit their target, and characters who walk away from a grenade that explodes only inches away from them.
Itâ€šÃ„Ã´s still a lot of fun and reminds us that family is most important. Interestingly, both the evil mastermind and the hero fight for family in â€šÃ„ÃºWhite House Down.â€šÃ„Ã¹ Take a tub of buttery popcorn and your teenage boys.
Amid the mayhem, "White House Down" gets a little preachy, slipping in talk about peace in the Middle East, the impact of war on combatants, and the political power wielded by military contractors and arms manufacturers. But these issues, important as they are, take a back seat to unabashed patriotism and the portrayal of heroic sacrifice for neighbor, family, and country... <a href="http://www.catholicnews.com/data/movies/13mv068.htm" class="external" target="blank">See Full Review</a>
Now normally, when a film becomes unintentionally funny it gets no credit â€šÃ„Ã® and shouldnâ€šÃ„Ã´t â€šÃ„Ã® but this is so seriously over-the-top that itâ€šÃ„Ã´s oddly entertaining, like a collision between two clown cars... <a href="http://go.standard.net/movies/reviews/oh-wait-white-house-down-isnt-supposed-to-be-funny" class="external" target="blank">See Full Review</a>June 28th, 2013 · Details
In Olympus Has Fallen, you worry that what's happening on screen could - with minor adjustments - take place in real life. There's none of that fear with White House Down. It's just a big budget, goofy action film with a few fun action sequences but not much else to make it worth recommending... <a href="http://movies.about.com/od/whitehousedown/fr/movie-review.htm" class="external" target="blank">See Full Review</a>
Regardless of political leanings, White House Down is the kind of summer blockbuster where you park your brain when you purchase your popcorn. Why? Because the plot holes and flawed logic in this film are big enough to fly Air Force One through... <a href="http://parentpreviews.com/movie-reviews/white-house-down" class="external" target="blank">See Full Review</a>
Yes, this is â€šÃ„ÃºDie Hard in the White House,â€šÃ„Ã¹ again, but Tatum has that rare Bruce Willis combination of self-deprecating charm and physical confidence to make this a popcorn pleasure... <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/2013/06/white-house-down.html" class="external" target="blank">See Full Review</a>
From the earnest but earnestly funny president in jeopardy (Jamie Foxx) who doesn't like bad guys yanking on his sneakers (â€šÃ„ÃºTake your hands OFF my Jordans!â€šÃ„Ã¹) to the eye-rolling image of a child having a â€šÃ„ÃºLes Mizâ€šÃ„Ã¹ big-flag-on-the-barricades moment, â€šÃ„ÃºWhite House Downâ€šÃ„Ã¹ is a corker, real competition for â€šÃ„ÃºFast & Furious 6â€šÃ„â‰¥ as the dumbest fun youâ€šÃ„Ã´ll have at the movies this summer... <a href="http://rogersmovienation.com/2013/06/26/movie-review-emmerich/" class="external" target="blank">See Full Review</a>
Who can resist a war hero willing to risk everything to protect his adorable daughter and his high-minded president in one movie? It's popcorn patriotism at its finest... <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2013/06/26/white-house-down-review/2367077/" class="external" target="blank">See Full Review</a>
Saw this movie as a prescreening last night, and I don't think this is worth a full-price movie ticket. Might be worth a dollar theater or a Redbox rental. The movie had plenty of action (lots of guns and missiles) and I was surprised at the comic relief throughout. A lot of people compared it to Olympus Has Fallen -- I've never seen that movie, but they said this one wasn't as good at that one, but it was funnier. Not a ton of swearing compared to a lot of action movies -- there is one f-bomb though. Overall, I would give it a C grade.June 14th, 2013 · Details