White House Down


Action / Drama / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 51%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 63%
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 180965


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Joey King as Emily
Jason Clarke as Stenz
Jimmi Simpson as Tyler
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925.68 MB
23.976 fps
2hr 11 min
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Reviewed by sijoe22 1 / 10

Typical Hollywood, PC Liberal trash

Terrorists blow up the Capitol building, killing innocent people by the score, then go in the White House, where they slaughter MORE innocents.

Who were these terrorist scum? Isis? El Quida? Muslim attack teams? No, of course not, this is Hollywood! The terrorists are American-born, home grown, "right-wingers." But of course, just like American right-wingers took down the World Trade center, set bombs at the Boston Marathon, and wiped out dozens at an Orlando nightclub, those darn right wingers.

Movie has television newsman in the background blaming those poor, innocent Muslim terrorists for the carnage before the dust has settled, setting the stage for a round of PC, "Oh, how can we blame the poor Muslims for a terror attack when it's those darn American conservatives who are notorious for such attacks? Shame on us. Waaaaaa! Well, at least they didn't say the terrorists were on their way to the Republican national convention, at least- maybe next time.

Just sickening, nauseating, far-fetched, unrealistic, left-wing crap.

Great acting by James Woods, though.

Reviewed by dglink 6 / 10

Explosions, Gun Battles, and Channing's Biceps

Not since President Harrison Ford battled terrorists aboard "Air Force One" has a U.S. movie president faced the peril that challenges President Jamie Foxx in "White House Down." An unidentified group detonates a bomb in the U.S. Capitol Building, then takes hostages in the White House and shoots up the historic mansion, destroying priceless artifacts and paintings to the chagrin of a tour guide. Audiences know what they want from a Roland Emmerich movie, and "White House Down" delivers the goods; rapid cutting, action, explosions, gun battles, cheering onlookers, wise-ass heroes and bad-ass villains.

Clichés abound; from a troubled father-daughter relationship to an expository job interview that details the hero's past and a White House tour that fills in the history of the presidential mansion, the plot inches forward until the explosions literally begin. However, logic and plausibility also evaporate as the pace accelerates. While metal detectors screen visitors, the terrorists have an arsenal of automatic weapons already in the White House. While bullets fly and White House staff and visitors cower and flee, a young girl records everything on video for her on-line blog. Preposterous would come to mind, if the action allowed viewers to pause and think for a moment.

The cast of professionals is capable for this type of film. Headed by Channing Tatum, who sports a fetching sleeveless tunic to highlight his biceps, is the negligent father, caught in the dire White House situation with his blogger daughter. Jamie Foxx is fine as the President, while Maggie Gyllenhaal and Richard Jenkins both try to rise above the trite material, which was written by James Vanderbilt. Always fun to watch, James Woods manages to chew on the government-issue scenery in a showy role. The current resident of the White House, who claims ignorance of the 25th Amendment, should catch this film as that amendment is cited several times.

Audiences for a Roland Emmerich movie know what they want, and "White House Down" will deliver the goods for them. However, after two hours plus of mindless action, plot holes big enough to swallow a tank or a helicopter, and casual dialog between elected officials that propels the world towards Armageddon, some viewers may long for a slower paced film with a literate script and a plot based on logic. But then again, some may find Channing and his muscles more satisfying than either literacy or logic.

Reviewed by cinemajesty 6 / 10

Over-budgeted action benching a disaster

The year 2013, three months after "Olympus Has Fallen" had been released, Director Roland Emmerich presents another 100+ Million U.S. Dollars production with "White House Down" after his low-budget-excursion with a surprisingly compelling "Anonymous" in 2011. "White House Down" has not the wit nor the hard-boiled consequence of Antoine Fuqua's "Olympus Has Fallen", nevertheless Emmerich's picture, teaming up once again with cinematographer Anna Foerster, creates some face-paced action scene editorials with slow-motion shot integration, having pushed the stunt coordinating department to the maximum with water falling from sprinkler security systems, splintering wood appliances, sparks flying and hand-to-hand combats.

Director Roland Emmerich utilizes simply any weaponry from the property box. Knifes, pistols and rifles are all in to keep the action factor high enough to sit through a two-hour movie, which could have been entertainment of the highest level, if the main characters of President Sawyer and Agent Cale - a getting together match with potential deeply beating actors Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum - would have received an edge of vulnerability and uncertainty in their introducing scenes instead of being unbeatable charming already. But the director falls in his old traps again, which happened frequently as in "10,000 BC" and "2012" produced between 2007 and 2009, where driving characters get reduced to puppets on a special-effects-plate.

Director Antoine Fuqua handled the White House attack scenario with half the budget too a much grittier visuals and managed an electrified cast. Roland Emmerich decided to use an all over cleaned-up and polished digital look for his picture, which underlines the idealistic stereo-separated antagonist cast, bringing actors together as match-point up-playing actor James Woods, accompanied by a to an right-hand animalistic mercenary reduced Jason Clarke, who unfortunately have been left alone on set for too long and hardly come out of the comfort zone to act into a full-frontal psyche confrontation against the opposing team-mates Foxx & Tantum, which are split apart most of the time, not only in tension points as well as in a spacious White House sound stage location anyways.

The uneven entertainment factor of "White House Down" points mainly to missed opportunities of screenwriter James Vanderbilt to be an active member of the production team, where eventually two or three re-written scenes would have done the trick for the movie to become a box office success and further could have make look director Roland Emmerich look better; does not make "Anonymous" (2011) being a lucky strike of directorial sophistication on acting subtleties.

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