• White House Down (2013)

White House Down

Release Date: June 28th, 2013

DVD Release Date: November 5th, 2013

PG-13 |2 hr 11 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, James Woods, Joey King, Nicolas Wright

Director: Roland Emmerich

Genres: Action , Thriller

Production Co: Centropolis Entertainment, Mythology Entertainment

Distributors: Sony Pictures

Keywords: Daughter, Underdog, Rescue, Gripping, 2010s, Police officer

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall 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?

  • 65
    William GossFilm.com

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

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