White House Down Reviews

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September 10, 2013
If all you're after is a pair of mismatched heroes wisecracking their way through a series of explosive, well-mounted set pieces, look no further.
July 4, 2013
It's Independence Day without the aliens and a president partial to Air Jordans.
July 3, 2013
The special effects are scary-hairy enough to satisfy the midsummer "I wish to go to the moon" impulse.
July 1, 2013
The main flaw of White House Down is that it overstays its welcome, thanks in large part to a silly climax that seems to unfold in three laborious acts.
June 28, 2013
Essentially a louder, sillier version of Die Hard, with John Cale standing in for John McClane, a precocious daughter standing in for the plucky wife, and, alas, no one even much trying to stand in for Alan Rickman's deliciously wicked Hans Gruber.
June 28, 2013
It follows the Emmerich template: a spectacle-tinged, compelling setup; a dumb, disappointing midsection; and a cheese-topped denouement that veers so close to self-parody that one is tempted to call it funny.
March 19, 2019
There is a certain comfort you can derive from these predictable mega-budget monsters. Trouble is, it goes on too long. It has several climactic moments, but every time you ready for the exit, the film bounces back again for the next round.
March 2, 2019
While the film's numerous background characters have undoubtedly been lifted from the Hollywood stockpile, Emmerich deserves credit for imbuing many of them with a dash of personality.
January 26, 2019
White House Down has everything it should: solid story structure, good execution and plenty of explosions and ass-kicking.
January 26, 2019
Packed with explosive action and entertaining buddy rapport, White House Down is a popcorn actioner with a dash of patriotism.
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