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Channing Tatum is well-cast as the lone hero who is ever so luckily on hand when terrorists seize control of the White House in this ludicrously over the top but enjoyably cheesy action thriller.

With his 11-year-old daughter and Jamie Foxx’s president in peril, Tatum’s US Capitol cop has soon stripped down to a sweaty vest and is in full-on, bad-guy thrashing mode.

It’s ridiculous, of course, but the stars pull things off with a mix of armour-plated charm and tongue-in-cheek bravado (enjoy especially the scene where Foxx wields a rocket-propelled grenade from the passenger seat of the presidential limo as it careers across the White House lawn), while director Roland Emmerich piles on the explosive action with gung-ho zest.