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White House Down Reviews

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Nathan Bartlebaugh
The Film Stage
August 8, 2016
Ultimately, I was bored by White House Down, which is pretty much inexcusable given the level of sublime idiocy on display.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon
July 14, 2016
The script reads as if it was written by a college freshman who just got his first taste of Zinn and Chomsky.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
June 19, 2016
Air Force One explodes! Black Hawks! Raptor fighter-jets going hot! Armored cars doing swan dives into the swimming pool! Sneaky plots and diversions! The Kitchen Sink!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
J. Olson
Cinemixtape
April 17, 2016
In this slash and burn effort on logic and reason in which audience misery is the target, "White House Down" is a bullseye.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 8, 2015
While none of the tentpoles this summer are doozies, this one is at least something worth cheering about.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
April 28, 2015
The best Die Hard movie since Speed.
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
June 27, 2014
Instant blockbuster camp.
Ray Pride
Newcity
April 9, 2014
This isn't a Guilty Pleasure, just a pleasure.
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
December 13, 2013
While fun in a harmless, artificial sort of way -- like Pop Rocks or costume jewelry -- White House Down is little more than Die Hard at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Stephen Silver
EntertainmentTell
December 12, 2013
Ridiculous as it is both thematically and action-wise, the film is a ton of fun, and much better than most of what director Roland Emmerich has put out there over the years
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
November 22, 2013
Directed by Roland Emmerich (the guy who blew up the White House once before in Independence Day), it has that old-school buddy action vibe, but it falls just short of really working.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
October 20, 2013
"Dumb" doesn't do it justice
September 29, 2013
While the film is exactly as silly as Olympus Has Fallen...it admittedly has a lot more fun with the cheeseball, post-9/11 patriotism that underlies the lark. That's the real saving grace for a film that is essentially a carbon of a carbon of a carbon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tom Clift
Moviedex
September 25, 2013
Where Emmerich consistently distinguishes himself from obvious contemporaries like Transformers maestro Michael Bay is that, in his films, patriotism never equals prejudice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 20, 2013
This is a ludicrously contrived thriller that's also a guilty pleasure because the actors refuse to take things seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
September 16, 2013
Characters behave in a manner that often doesn't make sense. It's like watching a bad horror movie where the victims act as if they want to get caught.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Mark Kermode
Observer (UK)
September 15, 2013
At least has the good grace to laugh at itself as it rolls out the dingbat-daft action-movie cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
September 15, 2013
All credit to this hack: he's once again made sleeping well a real possibility, making the plausible implausible.
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
September 15, 2013
It is appallingly funny in a way that few parodies ever manage. But it is undeniably exciting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
September 15, 2013
Emmerich has a bigger budget to play with than Olympus Has Fallen director Antoine Fuqua yet fails to get more bangs for his bucks or outdo his predecessor's guilty-pleasure thrills. With Olympus it was the effects that were cheesy; here it's the script.
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