White House Down
First screened in December 2013
Director: Roland Emmerich. Cast: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, James Woods, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Joey King, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, Nicolas Wright, Jake Weber, Michael Murphy, Jimmi Simpson, Matt Craven, Rachelle Lefevre, Lance Reddick. Screenplay: James Vanderbilt.

Twitter Capsule: Appealing cast, plus James Woods, can't save fundamentally tasteless, lamely zeitgeisty thriller. Why such raves?

VOR:   I missed the offbeat charm some trusted pals detected. Shows some potential in the notoriously tricky terrain of action-comedy. But I wouldn't care if they hadn't made it.

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

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