White House Down

2013

Action / Drama / Thriller

946
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 51%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 63%
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 187374

Synopsis


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Cast

Joey King as Emily
Jason Clarke as Stenz
Jimmi Simpson as Tyler
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by The Grand Master 7 / 10

An entertaining action movie

It was a shame White House Down didn't do too well at the box office, considering the fact Olympus Has Fallen which was released earlier in the year has a similar plot: Die Hard in the White House. Perhaps if White House Down was released earlier, it may have done better. If Olympus Has Fallen was brutally violent, White House Down may have watered down the violence but does it bigger and better with a touch of humour especially with Ronald Emmerich (Independence Day, 2012, The Day After Tomorrow) at the helm.

Taking on the blueprint role of Die Hard's John McClane, Channing Tatum is Police Officer John Cale who takes his young daughter Emily (Joey King) on a tour across the White House while he applies for a job as a Secret Service Agent. While at the White House they meet the President of the United States James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). During the tour the White House is taken over by a group of ex-Military fundamentalists led by Stenz (Jason Clarke) who is also aided by disgruntled Head of the Secret Service Walker (James Woods). While John Cale is able to slip away, he must work to save President Sawyer and the many hostages including Cale's daughter Emily.

I liked Channing Tatum as the hero John Cale. There are numerous homages to Bruce Willis as John McClane in Die Hard (white singlet, one liners and all) and I felt that this may be the passing of the torch. Channing Tatum shows he can easily do comedy (21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street) and also action. Unfortunately I could not take Jamie Foxx seriously as the President of the United States of America. Jason Clarke is great as Stenz and it's always good to see James Woods chew every scene as Walker.

Unfortunately after a while it felt like a buddy movie not too dissimilar from Lethal Weapon and 48 Hrs with John Cale and President Sawyer taking on the terrorists. That aside I found White House Down to be more enjoyable and I felt it was better than Olympus Has Fallen. Another movie you can just sit back and watch it for what it is.

7/10

Reviewed by Floated2 7 / 10

Highly Entertaining

White House Down (2013) delivers from the beginning a sense of action, thrills as to what the audience would get a look upon. The lead is John Cale (Channing Tatum), an ex-military guy currently serving as the Capitol policeman protecting the Speaker of the House (Richard Jenkins). It's a dull job that involves chasing squirrels and marking time. John's dream is becoming a Secret Service agent, as much to be where the action it as to impress his daughter, Emily (Joey King), a fan of all things political. He calls in a favor for an agency interview, only to have an old friend, and possibly old flame (Maggie Gyllenhaal), perform the duty. She's fond of John, but the less than sterling file on him makes it plain that only a miracle will get him his dream job.

Fortunately, a miracle in on the way. Or, rather, a well-timed, well- planned takeover of the White House that goes down just as John and Emily are in the middle of the White House tour. Unfortunately, it's when Emily has excused herself to use the facilities, and John spend the rest of the film protecting the president, foiling the terrorists, and looking for his daughter. What we see upon the end is a well paced finished, and although it was predictable, the execution is what made several parts excel. Comparing to Olympus has Fallen, White House Down does not take itself nearly as seriously, and the storyline is better written, with more heartfelt moments. We get to know more about the characters that in Olympus Has Fallen, and the chemistry between Tatum and Foxx is what excels the film for the better.

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.

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