White House Down

Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
White House Down
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.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (132 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
video file,DVD video,rda
Additional Contributors: Emmerich, Roland film director
Vanderbilt, James screenwriter
Tatum, Channing film producer, actor
Foxx, Jamie Actor
Gyllenhaal, Maggie 1977-, Actor
Clarke, Jason 1969-, Actor
Jenkins, Richard 1947-, Actor
Woods, James 1947-, Actor
Mythology Entertainment (Firm) production company
Centropolis Entertainment (Firm) production company
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm) film distributor


Community Activity


Add a Comment

Jan 25, 2015
  • LauraSteinert rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Now this was fun. Blow it up, shot em up romp. Holes in 200 year old walls, broken Ming Dynasty vases, holes in hand woven silk carpets--total destruction of a world famous structure or two--and an inside look at some of the secrets of the US palace we call the White House. FUN.

Jan 16, 2015
  • POLITICSOWNSUS rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I really don't like how soft the gunshots sounded throughout this explosions festival.Good sound design is extremely important for such a violent action/adventure film from Hollywood period.The director of this film knows this but he clearly dropped the ball on this issue and that's totally inexcusable coming from him considering his directorial resume,BUT I DIGRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dec 29, 2014
  • ChristineT_RPL rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this film. It is a great combination of action, comedy and an interesting story. It is fair to say that this will not win any Academy awards for dramatics but if you are looking for to relax and watch a fun movie this is for you. In classic Roland Emmerich style there are some magnificent explosions. Director Emmerich took the chance to shoot up, blow up and burn down as much of the majestic White House as possible. There were times that I cringed as I watched bullet holes tear through priceless art and fire burn through heirloom tapestries. It even hurt to see the wallpaper get destroyed. My favourite sequence was when a helicopter tail rotor blade tears through the ceiling and comes within inches of a characters face. The chemistry between Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum was wonderful; it feels as though they have been friends for many years. If you are looking for an action packed, funny movie with endearing characters; I recommend White House Down.

Dec 02, 2014
  • 0cho rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

F – terrible. This is a movie geared for 15 year olds, which begs the question, why isn’t it a movie about killing the president of Nintendo, Xbox or Playstation!!!! At least make it relevant for them, oh no!! No more video games!!!!.......Everything is lousy in this movie, the story, the chemistry, the action, the characters, etc…Don’t waste your time with this one.

Oct 09, 2014
  • Quimeras rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This was just an excuse to blow things up.

A silly but fun popcorn movie!

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

Really entertaining!

Aug 04, 2014
  • gurujr rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Excellent pop corn movie. Suspend believability. The action is another character in the movie. Jamie Fox as President might be more popular than Obama at this time.

Jul 14, 2014
  • QED rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Lot's of shoot 'em up and one liners! Worth taking the 132 minutes to watch it.

Jul 13, 2014
  • GreenBean1214 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

An okay way to pass a few hours. Some aspects really pushed the boundaries of credibility (really? the press would actually jeopardize a hostage's safety by repeatedly announcing her name?). After watching, you probably won't remember the plot but that's par for an action movie.

Jul 13, 2014
  • kolarte59 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A good action movie to just enjoy. Favorite part was the front lawn. Who wouldn't want to try it?

View All Comments


Add a Summary

Jan 26, 2014
  • csmo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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


Add a Quote

Feb 22, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Find it at SMCL


Powered by BiblioCommons.
app08 Version jokkmokk Last updated 2015/01/26 15:03