White House Down 2013 PG-13 CC

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(1,065) IMDb 6.4/10
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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 an armed group of paramilitary invaders.

Starring:
Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx
Runtime:
2 hours 12 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

White House Down

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Director Roland Emmerich
Starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx
Supporting actors Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, Joey King, James Woods, Nicolas Wright, Jimmi Simpson, Michael Murphy, Rachelle Lefevre, Lance Reddick, Matt Craven, Jake Weber, Peter Jacobson, Barbara Williams, Kevin Rankin, Garcelle Beauvais, Falk Hentschel, Romano Orzari
Studio Columbia Pictures
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

One of the best action movies I have ever seen.
Julie Taube
I guess my review is like this movie....... all over the place with too many moving parts--I just don;t know why movies like this get made.
Ginger ALE
Its a very good movie, again lots of action, good story, and humor.
Michael C.

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151 of 187 people found the following review helpful By Strategos on July 2, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Seriously, folks. If it wasn't incredibly obvious from the previews this is another PG-13 Die Hard with a different protagonist. It's got all the hilarious quotable quips, loud explosions, elevator climbing, crashing, bullet-flying, popcorn action you'd expect. It's smartly written, well-acted, and entertaining from beginning to end. Is it ridiculous? Absolutely. Is it silly? Very. It's absolutely what you want and expect from a Die Hard movie. It's also the most likable Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx have ever been in my opinion (yes, I actually sat through Step Up, She's the Man, Ray, and Stealth, slightly more traumatized with each new film).

If you are expecting Independence Day or Stargate levels of over-the-top sci-fi battle-royale-with-cheese you will be disappointed. If you just want a rollicking good time with a Die Hard flick set in the White House you're probably going to love this movie. It doesn't have a SINGLE annoying character and I actually laughed at the jokes. The performances by the superb cast are uniformly excellent. The sound, effects, camera-work, and overall direction of the film do not disappoint. Highly recommended to action fans who like things on the over-the-top entertaining side you can crunch popcorn to and wash down with a Slurpee.
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Format: Blu-ray
"I can't think of a more important job then protecting the President." John Cale (Tatum) is a policeman working in Washington D.C. Trying to reconnect with his young daughter he brings her with him to the White House for his interview with the Secret Service. While there they meet the President (Foxx) and she is having the best day. When a group attacks the White House and goes after the President the only person who is able to help is Cale. Now he has to try and protect both the President and get his daughter out safely. I was pretty excited about seeing this. I am a big Jamie Foxx fan, but I was leery of Tatum (not a fan). I will admit that the chemistry between them was very good and the movie had some very funny parts in this as well as wall to wall action. This is the latest movie in Hollywood's "I can do it better" series. Other movies in this club are Deep Impact & Armageddon, Illusionist & Prestige, movies with the same idea coming out close to each other. While Olympus Has Fallen was OK and worth seeing this one was way better and if you had to choose between the two this is the way to go. There really isn't a dull moment in this and I highly recommend it. Overall, not an Oscar type movie and a little predictable but a movie that is very exciting and fun. I really liked it. I give it an A-.
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63 of 85 people found the following review helpful By Sheila F. Lozada on July 13, 2013
Format: DVD
I went to see this movie with my husband and was pleasantly surprised. Although I like both of these actors, action films with political themes do not usually hold my interest...however, this film kept moving, kept twisting and turning...held my interest to the end. I know that some of the situations were a little far fetched, but who cares? I wanted to see something that would take my mind off of everyday situations and this film did just that! It had comedy, suspense, and action...I sooooo enjoyed this movie and will buy it on the release date.
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125 of 173 people found the following review helpful By Perry on June 20, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
I had the opportunity to see this movie as a screener tonight and I was hesitant about going... I had tickets for both World War Z and White House Down this week but, I knew I could only go to one so I played the odds and managed to get in on the showing.

Let me say that this is a Hollywood propaganda piece for sure and yes it mostly tries to paint the Right Wing as a war machine run by Radicals who sleep with their guns. Honestly, I'm neither a Republican nor a Democrat and I have yet to actually cast my vote for a man whose won the white house (yes I seem to have bet on guys that didn't win) but, I go to movies for an escape from reality and Hollyweird needs to get away from the political BS.

Okay, with all that out of the way, John Cale (Played by Channing Tatum) is a man on security detail for the Speaker of the House and he's trying to get back into his daughter's life while interviewing for a job in the Secret Service. One thing leads to another and he doesn't get the job but, ends up taking his daughter on a tour of the white house. Well, an extremist group sets into motion a distraction at the capital building that has everybody looking that way while the head of security at the WhiteHouse sets a plan in motion to eliminate the Anti-War President (played by Jamie Foxx and there's more to it than that but, you can find that out by seeing the movie). Well, somehow John Cale ends up the being the only man that stands between the extremists and the president and he gets to do an on the Job interview that is as enjoyable, sometimes hilarious, and action packed as any movie in recent years.
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25 of 35 people found the following review helpful By FullMetal Head on September 1, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
While I have to say, this film was entertaining, because of the high octaine action, and (for the most part) a really good cast. Now onto the story, this has to be one of the most overused plots ever, and some of the characters are horribly written, and there is a couple of scenes in the movie that'll make you laugh out load, especially one scene that's near the end, has to do with Chaning's characters daughter, so freaking funny, especially when this thing is mentioned in earlier in the movie. And there are many more, if you are coming in to see an emotionally engaging story, go somewhere else. If want to laugh at crazy action, stereotypes, oneliners, and hysterical moments, you'll have a great time.
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