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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Gerard Butler
Aaron Eckhart
Morgan Freeman
Dylan McDermott
Melissa Leo
Radha Mitchell
Cole Hauser
Directors
Antoine Fuqua
Screenwriters
Creighton Rothenberger
Katrin Benedikt
Running Time
120 minutes

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Plot
With tensions boiling over in the East, the US President (Eckhart) welcomes a group of Koreans to the White House. Bad plan. With extremists running amok in the Oval Office, can a disgraced Secret Service agent (Butler) avert disaster?


Verdict
A grippingly brutal first act and strong cast can’t stop this turning into a Steven Seagal film well before the end. And the on-screen clock, pointlessly providing the time before every single scene, may drive you mad.


Reviewed by Nick de Semlyen

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