Written October 22, 2014
The movie was relevant utilizing the US's history of squatting in other people's countries under the guise of implementing Democracy, and it's cruelty to others with some of the possible repercussions of these acts. It was simply a really well put together experience as movies go!
Written September 30, 2014
OK, I will start by saying this movie is loaded with bad language and extreme violence, but that is to be expected, it is Rated R. All that said, the action is nonstop, with a few twists here and there (one of them being rather predictable). Gerard Butler is excellent, doing his american accent to perfection LOL, and playing the rough and tough guy very well. Aaron Eckhart is also terrific, as is Morgan Freeman and others. The casting is successful. I went into the movie thinking ok, I am looking forward to action, but also believing there is no real way this could ever happen. Though some of it is unrealistic, you still can see how it is possible that our white house is more vulnerable than we think. That makes the movie more enjoyable, but opens up a different can of worms ;)
Written October 25, 2014
Not as bad as most critics said but not as good as it might have been. A good (if pretty violent) two hours of action entertainment.
Written March 28, 2013
A lot of recent action movies fail to set up an emotional background, which this movie does right off the bat. However, it's a shaky one at best. It's then followed by a far fetched and ridiculous, yet entertaining story line. I must say the crisis room acting was absolutely terrible! I'm kind of sad they pulled Morgan Freeman into this movie.
Written September 18, 2014
good movie, lots of edge of your seat action. Fast moving, although it is a 2 hour movie,it went by fast. A some what predictable plot but good acting and special effects made for several nail biting moments. I wouldn't recommend this for young children. lots of very graphic violence. I say GO SEE IT!!!