Weekend Movie Guide: White. House. Down.

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06.28.13 6 Comments
White House Down

“Oh snap, it’s Rihanna!”

Opening Everywhere: White House Down, The Heat

FilmDrunk Suggests: Well, if you read Vince’s review of White House Down, he clearly wants you to go see The Heat instead. But if you decide to see White House Down, I’ve been told that if you listen to the sounds in the distance, you might just be able to hear me yelling, “YEEEEEEEEEEEEAH BOYEEEEEEEEE!” In conclusion, White House Down is a cinematic achievement unlike anything ever produced on this planet ever.

Maggie G-Spot

“Turtle comin’ through!”

White House Down

Rotten Tomatoes Scores: 50% critics, 74% audience

Gratuitous Review Quotes:

“Emmerich isn’t strenuous about setting a consistent tone. Action movie blow-ups are interlaced with dumb jokes and slapstick. He’s an anything-for-effect guy, but some of his effects are none too effective.” – Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

“Emmerich is an old hand at blowing up the White House and finds new wings as well as other national monuments to destroy: They blow up real good.” – David Edelstein, Vulture

Armchair Analysis: It’s the best movie ever. Go see it.

"You gonna eat that?"

“You gonna eat that?”

The Heat

Rotten Tomatoes Scores: 64% critics, 79% audience

Gratuitous Review Quotes:

“Laughter can be magical. It can also be crass. In the formidable person of Melissa McCarthy it is typically both. And no director seems to know what to do with that tension quite like Paul Feig.” – Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post

“[Feig] clearly enjoys the spectacle of women behaving badly, and gives his stars – and particularly McCarthy – plenty of room and improv time to knock back shots, bust a move and beat up men until they squeal like little girls.” – Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

Armchair Analysis: Take it away, Paul Feig!

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