100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
There may be better examples of cinematic art in 2013, but for a good time at the movies, it's hard to imagine anything beating this action extravaganza, from director Roland Emmerich, about a very Obama-like president.
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75

RogerEbert.com

White House Down is still too gun-happy, and too long, but however you feel about the Oval Office, our country, or some of the movie's jingoism, young Emily is worth rescuing.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
You couldn’t ask for a more fun summer popcorn movie than White House Down.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By David Rooney
An action thriller that doesn’t know when to quit. For the most part, though, it remains preposterously entertaining.
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70

Variety

By Scott Foundas
Itself owing much to such lone-man-of-action hallmarks as “Die Hard” and “Speed,” this welcome throwback to an earlier, more generously entertaining era of summer blockbusters delivers a wide array of close-quarters combat and large-scale destruction, all grounded in an immensely appealing star turn by Channing Tatum and ace support from imperiled POTUS Jamie Foxx.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

Skip it, and you'll be depriving yourself of one of the summer's most satisfyingly stupid pleasures.
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65

Film.com

By William Goss
At best, White House Down is a sure-fire way to kill two hours, if not countless brain cells.
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63

Boston Globe

By Peter Keough
Intentionally or not, Roland Emmerich’s White House Down is the comedy hit of the summer. No other film equals its comic sophistication. Each nutty scenario is surpassed by the next, ludicrous story lines coalesce with expert orchestration, and absurd details return with perfect timing to build to a crescendo of hilarity.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
While director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day) piles on outlandish scenarios, the chemistry of the lead actors mitigates the contrived setup and numbing explosions.
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60

Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
Often, the hilarity is indisputably intentional. If you think you'll laugh and clap, try it; if you know you'll hate it, you're right.
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52 out of 100
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