White House Down

White House Down

DVD - 2013
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"While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders"--from www.imdb.com.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2013]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 132 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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BookReviewer2015 Aug 30, 2014

A silly but fun popcorn movie!

Watch for the funny maneuver the President has the Marine One pilots execute at the beginning!

Really entertaining!

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Jan 23, 2018

President Jamie Foxx!

Sep 09, 2016

I can't get enthused about plots that hinge on a billion-to-one coincidence. This is what put me off Patriot Games.

Jun 24, 2016

loved it.

Mar 04, 2016

Wait, didn't we just see this?

Dec 17, 2015

A great action movie for people like me who don't normally like action movies. Actually has a twisty-turny plot. (Most action movies barely have a plot at all). And when it comes to bad guys, James Woods (in this), Christopher Walken, and Alan Rickman are the masters everyone else learns from.

Oct 23, 2015

Pretty much every review I have read about this movie calls it for what it is: a cheesy, hammy unapologetic, but well shot and well paced action guilty pleasure. This is from the director of Independence Day and it really shows. The only issue I have is the with James Woods and his role, type casting much? Very little will surprise you, this is so thoroughly 'Die Hard' in the White House that you could die of liver poisoning by playing a drinking game whenever the movie steals a trope from Bruce Willis. But that doesn't matter, because it's fun and doesn't care that it's kind of dopey. The actors are well cast. The pacing is good. The film is well framed and shot. The action is fun (although grenades don't blow up like that), and harsh criticism about realism or plausibility really miss the point.

Oct 22, 2015

One sentence captures it all: Oh so cheesy but oh so good!
If you like watching Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx and Maggie Gyllenhaal blow up things over and over, then this is the movie for you. Some interesting plot twists too, for a shameless action movie.

Sep 02, 2015

dvd is too old so i need a new dvd

Sep 02, 2015

I saw 'Olympus Has Fallen" and the cover shot of this same-plot movie was promising [sarcasm]. I was right. It's a definite contender in the so-bad-it's-good Oscar category [that's bulging with classics like Will Smith's Independence Day].
This movie pulls out all the stops, is utterly shameless in milking every cliche the director could find. I especially liked the scene where the heroic little girl grabs the white house flag and bravely waves it to stop the fighter jet strike. [The director did miss making her have a dog tho: "oh Lassie, run for help!" Otherwise almost perfect.]
Hambone to the bone! Don't stop now- beat it to death!
Even the terrorists are fun in this one - no-neck and scrawny rednecks instead of scary [can i say, slit-eyed?] yellow-peril Koreans.
If Sylvester Stallone makes you giggle, see this one.

Aug 20, 2015

I've seen this movie twice now and I admit that I actually like it.
Channing Tatum is a sub-par actor but his self-deprecating, macho persona works as a hero here. I can't stand James Wood but his annoying, antagonistic persona works as a bad guy as well. Only Richard Jenkins (one of my favorite actors) is unconvincing as the other bad guy.
The special effects are off the wall but do keep the adrenaline moving. If you want some action and you like to see government buildings destroyed, this is your movie.

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Jan 23, 2018

President Sawyer: I lost the rocket launcher.

Cale: You lost... How do you lose a rocket launcher?

Sep 11, 2015

From IMDb:

Walker: You just killed the Secretary of Defense.
Stenz: Well, he wasn't doing a very good job.

Cale: I got three rounds. Tell me you got some weapons in the residence.
President Sawyer: No, we usually have two agents right there with machine guns. We got some knives in the kitchen.
Cale: What?
President Sawyer: They're big knives.
Cale: Great, then you can make me a sandwich.

aaa5756 Feb 22, 2014

“Those who would trade liberty for security deserve neither.”-Ben Franklin


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csmo Jan 26, 2014

It`s Die Hard does the White House with sightly different characters.

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