• Released
  • June 28, 2013
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 17 min
  • Action/Adventure
  • 6,345 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A police man must save The President of the United States when the White House falls under attack.

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Critic Ratings

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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...
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75

RogerEbert.com

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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...
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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...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

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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....
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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...
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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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By jmsbnd71
I expected the movie to be cheesy, but it was surprisingly suspenseful and had some good action....

Pa-leeeze

By njmobile
Not worth the words to try and explain. I liked the actors and performances but the plot was beyond stupid....

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Rated PG-13 | For Some language, a brief sexual image, sequences of intense action violence and intense gunfire and explosions
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