White House Down

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama
Running Time:  131 min.
Release Date: June 28, 2013
DVD: November 5, 2013

Current rating: Rating: 3.50
based on 112 votes and 49 reviews
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Cast: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, James Woods, Joey King, Rachelle Lefevre, Matt Craven, Michael Murphy

Synopsis

Capitol Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group.

Now, with the nation’s government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country.

  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Montreal, Quebec.

Director: Roland Emmerich
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Larry Franco, James Vanderbilt, Bradley J. Fischer, Harald Kloser, Laeta Kalogridis
Screenplay: James Vanderbilt
Official Site: whitehousedown.com

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  • 2 stars "I just laughed at the scenes that President Sawyer making a funny little movements like how he chewed the gum, when he'd kicked off goon's face holding his Jordans and the other one was when he is talking to Jenna and left him hanging. LOL. I just can't imagine a president with those funny scenarios. But I want that movie. Pertaining the sacrifices and all. hope that they are real. :)"
  • 1 star "down right garbage!"
  • 1 star "just awful....starts out like your typical clichéd action movie and proceeds to get worse. Action scenes make no sense, the plot falls apart as holes open up big enough to drive an armored limo through, which happens at one point. Save your time, watch Olympus Has Fallen which is at least somewhat believable and has better action scenes"