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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 43
  2. Negative: 7 out of 43
  1. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Jun 27, 2013
    100
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Jun 26, 2013
    75
    You couldn’t ask for a more fun summer popcorn movie than White House Down.
  3. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Jun 25, 2013
    70
    Itself owing much to such lone-man-of-action hallmarks as “Die Hard” and “Speed,” this welcome throwback to an earlier, more generously entertaining era of summer blockbusters delivers a wide array of close-quarters combat and large-scale destruction, all grounded in an immensely appealing star turn by Channing Tatum and ace support from imperiled POTUS Jamie Foxx.
  4. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    Jun 28, 2013
    60
    Even as the story accrues preposterousness, the action moves along crisply, and Tatum and Foxx hit a nice buddy-movie vibe.
  5. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Jun 28, 2013
    58
    Tatum muscles his way through the role with panache, while Foxx never gets a chance to break loose.
  6. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Jun 28, 2013
    50
    This sloppy mess also pales in comparison to the better-paced, taut "Olympus Has Fallen," which represents 2013's better White House invasion story.
  7. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Jun 27, 2013
    0
    [A] cartoonish, offensive, overblown, clanging, steaming piece of ... cinema.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 69
  2. Negative: 17 out of 69
  1. Aug 31, 2014
    10
    Here we go again. Its one favorite movie after another. THIS IS WHY I LOVE ROLAND EMMERICH and his movies! From the director of Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, and 2012 comes in a fun summer popcorn flick with great action, great actors that are just so lovable and great fun action/destruction in the white house. Yes, the 3 pervious movies I mentioned here are all my favorites which made me look up to Roland Emmerich. He is outstanding. Jamie Foxx and Channing Tantum had great chemistry and I just LOVED joey King in this movie! I just freaking love her, she's a cute teenage actress. Loved this movie, became one of all-time favorites. Great work everyone Expand
  2. Sep 22, 2013
    8
    You know what? Don't care what metacritic says. Is a good movie. Stereotypes? Yes Always the same americans saving the world? Yes. But with a nice sense of humor, and great action scenes, you will not waste your money. Expand
  3. Jul 5, 2013
    8
    Good movie good actors lots of action I liked it because the actors had to act not all this special effects you don't need name actors for special effect movies Expand
  4. Jun 28, 2013
    6
    Fun but mindless action flick in the style of the '80's'. If you are a fan of Roland Emmerich, you won't be disappointed. There's enough destruction (this time on a smaller scale) and groan inducing quips to last this film's running length. Sure, it's Die Hard on the White House...yes, you might have seen a similar film earlier this year. This one is bigger: have better actors chewing the scenery and has the trademark crazy action that Emmerich is famous for. Turn of your brain and enjoy. Expand
  5. Jul 1, 2013
    5
    This movie ripped off 24 in every way possible. Any season or episode of 24 is better and more worth your while than this. Yet this was an OK movie, not bad. Expand
  6. Oct 28, 2013
    4
    Los Estadounidenses vuelven a salir con la victoria demostrando su valor y el presidente de un segundo para otro es Superman salvandose de todo, no es nada interesante pero la accion es espeluznante Expand
  7. Oct 2, 2013
    0
    White House Down was okay at the start, but in the end, all we have is just another mindless action movie with a pathetic plot. First of all, the terrorists are not interesting, they are just a bunch of P.M.Cs, nothing else. Second of all, the CGI sucks, this is 2013! And the plot also sucks, it is simply running around, shooting P.M.Cs and run n gun again, feels a lot like a CoD third person gameplay video. The action is okay in this movie but it is simply mindless. I prefer Olympus Has Fallen to this crap. Expand

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