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White House Down

Rated PG-13 for prolonged sequences of action and violence including intense gunfire and explosions, some language and a brief sexual.

PG-13 In Theaters 06/28/2013 , 137min.
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Viewer Score
77%
Viewer score based on 81 ratings
52%
Critic score based on 39 reviews

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December 13, 2013
almontesjr
Jamie Fox is very hot on the movie man he is funny so is Channing cool due these to have the right role on this movie the White House Down
November 29, 2013
iq00000000171525
'White House Down' is an action packed film, along with a great story of a father attempting to regain a connection with his young daughter. John Cale did three tours of duty while serving in the United States Military. Cale aspires to become Secret Service just before the White House is attacked.
September 01, 2013
uqtipie
Same movie as Olympus Has Fallen good not great
August 19, 2013
w777sherman
Outstanding, far more enjoyable than I thought it would be, I highly recommend this movie!
August 13, 2013
vp00000000128164
to mn00000000148454...its Jamie Foxx, not Fuxx. I've never seen it and you already want me to see it despite you lol.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

RogerEbert.com
White House Down is still too gun-happy, and too long, but however you feel about the Oval Office, our country, or some of the movie's jingoism, young Emily is worth rescuing. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
While director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day) piles on outlandish scenarios, the chemistry of the lead actors mitigates the contrived setup and numbing explosions. Full Review
David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
The main flaw of White House Down is that it overstays its welcome, thanks in large part to a silly climax that seems to unfold in three laborious acts. At least, Tatum keeps his shirt off. Full Review
David Rooney
The Hollywood Reporter
An action thriller that doesn’t know when to quit. For the most part, though, it remains preposterously entertaining. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
Mr. Emmerich, who has often conjured with cosmic themes, sometimes wittily, achieves something new this time around — a level of indifference to the genre and its fans that amounts to a cosmic shrug. What does it matter if the absurdity is slovenly, the whimsy leaden, the extravagance squalid? Full Review
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