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White House Down

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White House Down

Roland Emmerich (2013)

126min
12 Certificate
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Our Score
On paper, White House Down sounds identical to Olympus Has Fallen, released in cinemas just a few months before it. In both, terrorists storm the presidential building, and a lone hero stands between them and world annihilation. In fact, the films are quite different. The Gerard Butler vehicle plays it straight and is overly patriotic, whereas this blockbuster epic from director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, 2012) is a thoroughly entertaining romp - as long as you switch your brain off. In what is effectively "Die Hard in the White House", Channing Tatum plays the John McClane-type tough guy who helps Jamie Foxx's US president discover his inner action hero in order to thwart the bad guys. The two leads are capable enough, but they definitely play second fiddle to the spectacularly staged stunts that are the director's trademark. If nothing else, you have to admire Emmerich's audacity - he's even managed to wrest a car chase out of a film set entirely in the White House.

Summary

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Cast & Crew

John Cale Channing Tatum
President James Sawyer Jamie Foxx
Carol Finnerty Maggie Gyllenhaal
Emil Stenz Jason Clarke (2)
Eli Raphelson, Speaker of the House Richard Jenkins
Martin Walker James Woods
Emily Cale Joey King
Melanie Rachelle Lefevre
General Caulfield Lance Reddick
Agent Kellerman Matt Craven
Vice-President Alvin Hammond Michael Murphy
The First Lady Garcelle Beauvais
Donnie the guide Nicolas Wright
Tyler Jimmi Simpson
Motts Falk Hentschel
Director Roland Emmerich
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing Guidance: Some violence, brief swearing. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 13 Sep 2013

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