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Based on 43 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 60 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The poster for this movie should read: Hello, Suckers! show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    There may be better examples of cinematic art in 2013, but for a good time at the movies, it's hard to imagine anything beating this action extravaganza, from director Roland Emmerich, about a very Obama-like president. show more

  • 63
    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. show more

  • 30
    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? show more

  • 50
    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. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Perhaps afraid that watching a symbol of liberty repeatedly go boom isn’t enough, Emmerich and screenwriter James Vanderbilt add family drama, an attack on Congress, a plane crash and the possible nuking of the Middle East. What isn’t tonally jarring ends up shatteringly inept. show more

  • 70
    David Rooney The Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 65
    William Goss

    At best, White House Down is a sure-fire way to kill two hours, if not countless brain cells. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    You couldn’t ask for a more fun summer popcorn movie than White House Down. show more

  • 75

    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. show more

  • December 13, 2013 almontesjr
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    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
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    \'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
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    Same movie as Olympus Has Fallen good not great

  • August 19, 2013 w777sherman
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    Outstanding, far more enjoyable than I thought it would be, I highly recommend this movie!

  • August 13, 2013 vp00000000128164
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    to mn00000000148454...its Jamie Foxx, not Fuxx. I\'ve never seen it and you already want me to see it despite you lol.

  • August 04, 2013 bd00000000160772
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    it was off the chain !! i would go see it again !!

  • August 01, 2013 Kate
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    Good movie. Lots of action and a sprinkle of comedy in just the right places.

  • July 29, 2013 bmarois105
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    Fun way to spend a couple hours. I\'ve seen worse movies.

  • July 29, 2013 wx00000000159363
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    dont miss it, good story, on the edge of my seat throughout

  • July 26, 2013 jamesn175
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    Awsome Action movie !!

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