- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 2 hours, 12 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 5, 2013
- Originally Released: 2013
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: A dynamic duo: Channing Tatum & Jamie Foxx
- Men of action: Stunt training
- Meet the insiders: Supporting cast
- Roland Emmerich - Upping the ante
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish, Thai
- Subtitles - English, French, Korean, Malay, Mandarin
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Channing Tatum &
Peter Jacobson &
Harald Kloser &
Larry J. Franco,
Harald Kloser &
Director of Photography:
Los Angeles Times - 06/26/2013
"WHITE HOUSE DOWN is a hoot and a half....Emmerich also has the great benefit of Tatum, an actor who is ideally cast..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 06/28/2013
"King is an actress who can show courage, loyalty and justifiable fear without ever getting maudlin, and her Emily is the true hero of WHITE HOUSE DOWN, unbelievably brave, though you still believe her."
USA Today - 06/28/2013
"With its well-choreographed mayhem, DOWN is an over-the top, Die Hard-style thriller that will make pulses race..."
A.V. Club - 06/27/2013
"WHITE HOUSE DOWN is an entertaining throwback to the action blockbusters of the 1990s....It is a lot of fun...Emmerich is a great widescreen showman who knows how to stage mayhem on a grand scale..."
Variety - 06/25/2013
"[A] welcome throwback to an earlier, more generously entertaining era of summer blockbusters...grounded in an immensely appealing star turn by Channing Tatum..."
Hollywood Reporter - 06/25/2013
"[I]t remains preposterously entertaining....Cinematographer Anna J. Foerster gives the movie a slick sheen..."
Total Film - 09/02/2013
"[Tatum] fosters a winning rapport with Foxx as they sneak about trying not to get blown up and shot."
Empire - 09/05/2013
3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] raucous throwback....The characters are hip and smart..."
A devoted father fights a ruthless paramilitary group that has seized control the White House in this high-stakes action thriller from director Roland Emmerich (2012) and writer James Vanderbilt (THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN). Dejected after being turned down for a position with the Secret Service but unable to break the news to his adoring daughter, Capitol policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum) is taking her on a tour of the White House when a powerful explosion rips through the building, sparking mass chaos. When the smoke clears, Cale learns that heavily armed rebels have taken both his daughter (Joey King) and the president (Jamie Foxx) hostage. As news of the attack creates mass panic and fear of total collapse, Cale realizes that the fate of his daughter, the Commander in Chief, and the entire nation rest in his willingness to fight back against the terrorists who have brought the most powerful nation on the planet to its knees. Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, and James Woods co-star.