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Movie Review

D.C. disaster ‘White House Down’ is almost comical

Intentionally or not, Roland Emmerich’s “White House Down” is the comedy hit of the summer. No other film equals its comic sophistication. Each nutty scenario is surpassed by the next, ludicrous story lines coalesce with expert orchestration, and absurd details return with perfect timing to build to a crescendo of hilarity. By the time the flag waves on the White House lawn, the audience with whom I watched this had lost it – Emmerich had knocked them dead.

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