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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: 42 out of 74
  2. Negative: 18 out of 74
  1. Oct 12, 2014
    10
    This movie is yet another well made film by Roland Emmerich! The destruction of D.C. was so realistic and the special effects were amazing. IThis movie is yet another well made film by Roland Emmerich! The destruction of D.C. was so realistic and the special effects were amazing. I would recommend this film to anybody! Expand
  2. Aug 1, 2013
    8
    this was a reall good movie to wacth. the other movie about the white house was much better though
    so id rather see that one again. now that
    this was a reall good movie to wacth. the other movie about the white house was much better though
    so id rather see that one again. now that i think about it it wasnt so good
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  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 forGood 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. Jul 4, 2013
    6
    This movie has a lot of similarities with "olympus has fallen" the guy saves a kid who knows the white house really well and the president,This movie has a lot of similarities with "olympus has fallen" the guy saves a kid who knows the white house really well and the president, the guy is not from the president secret service, someone from the secret service betrays the president, the president is used to launch nuclear, etc. the movie is pretty much predictable but its not such a bad movie. Cool and realistic action. Expand
  5. Nov 13, 2014
    5
    "White House Down" 10 Scale Rating: 5.5 (Decent) ...

    The Good: Foxx and Tatum were great together with the handful of scenes they had
    "White House Down" 10 Scale Rating: 5.5 (Decent) ...

    The Good: Foxx and Tatum were great together with the handful of scenes they had together. Tatum, as usual, was a charismatic lead. The cast is chock full of favorites: Richard Jenkins, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, and James Woods. They all turned in good performances despite a weak script.

    The Bad: I can suspend belief for a film like this, but only so much. The film makes the U.S. government and it's employees out to be completely idiotic and it was far too easy to infiltrate and take over the White House. Once the action starts, the film becomes the usual action cliche. What comedy they did try and put into the film felt forced. The last 10 minutes or so made no sense and seemed to be crammed in.
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  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 deLos 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,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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