Based on 214 votes and 82 reviews
A great action movie from start to finish, with a strong perormance from lead Butler. It won't win an Oscar, but it sure will satisfy those who like to see things blown up !
This movie was total crap....glad I didn't pay to see it in the movie theatre. Sadly my friend wasted money on the DVD.
This movie was excellent. Way to go to Gerald Butler for producing this movie with Antonie Fuqua. I like the movie since from the very start til it is done.
Great movie. Very exciting every minute of the way!
better than anticipated
Excellent movie !
watch this the other night thought it was ok , if you r an action fan u will enjoy this
highly idiotic, but yet entertaining and fun....Gerald Butler is a joy to watch.
This was up there as one of the worst movies ever seen. Actor’s lines were laughable, story line was pathetic, effects were crap and action could have been great if it wasn't let down by the fact that after watching this movie it feels like anyone can kidnap the president… and every time I hear the word America all I can think of is the president slow motioning it down a hallway. There’s only so much propaganda people can swallow. As for the people that rated this 4-5 star and said things like “This is an action movie what more do you except from it” I would just like to point out that this is to rate the movie overall not parts of the movie..
Absolute waste of time and money. I could not wait for this movie to end. The actors never made this story believable and the main character should have easily have been killed early in the movie. Sorry but allowing any group of terrorists to get that close to the White House insults the people who have made Intelligence a central focus of their lives. This film insults the security personnel in Washington and makes them look like incapable bumbling idiots.
Silly....but entertaining. Butler is fun to watch.
it was probobly the best movie ive seen this year :D
Great action movie! Through some may criticize lack of character development, etc. THEY need to be realistic. Its an ACTION MOVIE - yes lots of explosions, guns, blood, gore etc. Movies, in general, are NOT realistic and usually not intellectual. If you require either of those things in your escapism never ever watch movies or read books again. If you are an action fan, you will love it.
Much better than I anticipated...great action and Butler rocks!
Excellent movie. Couldn't of asked for more.
Solid action flick. Not too much character development but honestly - not the purpose of this movie. Constantly exciting, action non-stop. Good one liners. Personally enjoyed it a lot - although be ready for a crap-ton of blatant American propaganda.
entertaining mindless action movie. Butler has a lot of energy on scree. It's essentially Die Hard at the White House.
This movie was very good. It had a lot of action. Dylan McDermott doesn't play good as a bad guy. Well done to the cast except for the bad guys. For the most of the people who doesn't like this movie should go hang themselves. This is an action movie what more do you except from it....
Lots of excitement,action and suspense. Makes you think of things that could happen, even though this scenario is a little far fetched. Hopefully the Whitehouse has a better handle on security than this fictitious story. Still a great movie, worth 5 stars.
Great movie some what far fetched but entertaining to watch. Now for all you pessimist that can't tell a good movie if it crept up and bit you.
Very much enjoyed the movie, a couple stupid moments, but still very enjoyable.
very solid movie, and relevant for these times......
One of the worst movies ever. No suspense, no character development, just explosions, gunfire and a ludicrous plot. The only good thing -- it's a good movie to laufgh about and pick holes in afterwards, for maybe 10 minutes
It's a (fairly) mindless action movie full of guns, explosions and knives being stuck everywhere. Blood, explosions everywhere... Did I mention explosions? Look if you expecting an Oscar worthy drama, you're going to be dissappointed. If you want crazy carnage and stuff going BOOM then run, don't walk, to your local theatre. To those of you rating this 1 star, you are either pretentious fools or stooges falsely rating the movie.
Such a terrible movie. Unending carnage and US propaganda. Some parts are so unrealistic that they are actually laughable. .
Absolutely loved it. Lots of action, great story, great actors. They didn't seem to make the villain very 'easy to hate' but all in all a good movie. Curious to see the new White House Down movie... The plot looks oddly close to this one.
If you like constant and mean constant killing then this is your movie
This movie is what it is. Very good entertainment and a little window into "what may very well be out there".
If you want totally unrealistic unbelievable action this movie is for you. The ending of this movie was way too cheesy for my liking..
This movie seems to believe that most movie goers can evaluate a movies quality based on only 1.Greater # of explosions + greater explosions. 2. Much greater gun play and 3. Complete rejection of any reality or critical thinking.
Good action movie. I liked it better then the new Die Hard. If you liked Under Seige, you'll like this. Better acting and action. The White House assault is worth the price of the ticket.
Great action movie! Just go in not expecting too much you'll have fun watching it.
Die Hard at the White House!
Interesting story considering how N Korea is acting these days, entertaining but yet another American propaganda film, highly improbable
A good action movie but heavy on the American propaganda. One man hero saves the day (an Irishman at that). I love Gerard Butler but this one man act was hard to swallow.
Great movie, full of action. Well worth seeing
I like this movie because you don't have to pay attention to enjoy it.
Great Action movie! UltraAVX is excellent for action movies!!!
Worst movie that I've seen in a long, long time. We should have walked out far sooner than we did. Sometimes a movie can be so bad that it's funny but this was far, far worse.
Possibly one of the worst movies ever made. Cliche after cliche after cliche. It just doesn't stop. Please don't spend your money.
far better than expected in terms of 'smart formidable/lethal' enemies (rather than easy-to-defeat dumber ones). action was fast-n-furious. given all the 'east-asian' faces are 'bad/enemies' in recent crop of movies (and NONE were 'local' as peer-good/allies), i thought it would be just another of the same where the bad-guys always lose badly. although only one American of east-asian played the lead 'bad-guy', it was still odd to see the absence of ANY east-asian american actors playing 'good-guy peer/ally' Americans!!! [did they reserve them to play only all the other background 'foreign' bad guys or what!!?] worth the see. enjoyed it. it was gripping to watch the carnage and efficient brut
Shouldn't this be called WASHINGTON HAS FALLEN?
Great action flick. Love Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman. Story/character-wise, the president was bordering on too stupid and pointless with his decisions when the outcome was just that obvious. Too bad Gerard Butler couldn't keep his native accent--would have been sexier than going American.
Not a good movie typical Hollywood... I was pretty close to walk out boring
Keeps you guessing all the way.
DUMB -- Makes The Fast and the Furious look like Shakespeare.
intense action film that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Some parts of the plot were pretty dumb (eg. how did a group of highly trained terrorists get the nod to escort South Korean president to the white house?)
this movie was not garbage, and Morgan freeman Never stared in the movie the Hobbit, he's other last good film's were final 2 Batman movies, The Dark Knight@Rises